Published February 25, 2013
Severe weather is bringing thunderstorms, hail and the potential for a few tornadoes to the South Monday.
Storms will begin over central and eastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi and spread to Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
Cities to be at risk include New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge, La.; Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile and Montgomery, Ala.; and Pensacola, Fla.
For the full story, read Severe Weather Outbreak Monday: Louisiana to Florida. Continue to check back for updates on the storm throughout the day.
1:27 p.m. EST Monday: "Severe weather is developing in western Arkansas and western Louisiana this hour. Wind damage and the potential for tornadoes is going up with each hour," AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said.
12:55 p.m. EST Monday: Unconfirmed report of a waterspout seen from Franklin County, Fla. It was unclear whether or not the waterspout moved onshore as a tornado.
12:34 p.m. EST Monday: "With time, northern Florida is becoming more prime for tornado activity this afternoon," AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said.
12:05 p.m. EST Monday: Reports of thunderstorm wind damage are coming out of Duval County, Fla. A utility company has reported a tree down and a few large limbs downing power lines in Leora Drive near downtown Jacksonville.
11:58 a.m. EST Monday: 4.28 inches of rain recorded in Decatur County, Ga. since midnight.
11:01 a.m. EST Monday: AccuWeather meteorologists are watching the storms west of Jacksonville, Fla. for potential tornadoes.
10:43 a.m. EST Monday: 45 mile per hour wind gusts recorded in Live Oak, Florida.
10:36 a.m. EST Monday: Public reported two inch hail in Suwannee, Fla. causing broken car windows. Tree limbs downed in the area.
10:07 a.m. EST Monday: Emergency management has recorded several reports of golf ball-sized hail in Suwannee, Fla.