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    Severe Weather Threat: Tampa, Orlando, Nashville

    By By Anthony Sagliani, Meteorologist
    March 27, 2013, 2:52:23 AM EDT

    A complex storm system will continue to spark severe thunderstorms through the remainder of this Palm Sunday weekend.

    The tail-end of the storm's cold front threatens to push violent thunderstorms across central Florida this afternoon, including Orlando and Tampa.

    A separate area, meanwhile, will erupt closer to the snow zone, from central Kentucky to northern Alabama.

    Cities in this second zone include Bowling Green, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala.

    The strongest thunderstorms in both areas will be capable of producing damaging winds and hail.

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    The severe weather from this morning has already cleared northern Florida and Georgia, after there were nearly 100 reports of hail and damaging wind from northeastern Texas and the mid-Mississippi Valley to Georgia and northern Florida on Saturday.

    A supercell thunderstorm near Jacksonville Saturday produced near baseball-sized hail, damaging wind and for a few brief moments, there was concern about a tornado touching down.

    A trained storm spotter did sight a funnel cloud in Lawtey, Fla., during those moments.

    If you are on spring break or vacationing along the coasts of Florida, keep a close eye on the sky. Thunderstorms will move quickly, and you should take shelter at the first hint of threatening weather.


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    Remember, lighting is one of mother nature's number one killers, and if you are close enough to a storm to hear thunder, you are close enough to be stuck by lightning.

    The storms will clear the South tonight, and by Monday, cool, sunny and breezy weather will take control.

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