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Tampa, Mobile in Path of Severe Storms Tuesday

The threat of severe weather will shift eastward on Tuesday, reaching from Alabama into Florida.

Tuesday's storms are not expected to be as intense as those in the Plains on Sunday and Sunday night, but can still be strong enough to put lives and property in danger.

Travel along the I-10 and I-75 corridors can be disrupted as the storms and rain roll through, possibly slowing the Tuesday evening commute.

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Flooding downpours and gusty winds are likely to be the most widespread dangers, impacting cities such as Tampa, Tallahassee, and Pensacola, Florida; Albany, Georgia; and Mobile and Dothan, Alabama.

Some of the stronger storms may also spin up a brief tornado or waterspout.

Boaters should carefully monitor the weather as they are out on the water as the storms can cause water conditions to change rapidly, making it difficult to navigate back to land.

A gusty thunderstorm that impacted this portion of the Gulf Coast over the weekend hit a regatta on Mobile Bay, Alabama, leaving two dead and others missing.

Strong thunderstorms could rumble across the region once again on Wednesday as the low pressure system continues to impact the region.

Damaging winds past 60 mph and blinding downpours will once again be the primary threats with much of Florida and southern Georgia being in the path of the storms.

People are reminded that if they hear thunder to seek shelter until the storm has passed.

Lightning is one of nature's deadliest phenomenon, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States. A majority of these deaths occur in open fields, ball parks and golf courses.

Those looking to spend time in the outdoors may want to adjust their plans so that they take place later in the week when dry weather returns and the threat of lightning and severe weather diminishes.