Severe thunderstorms and possibly damaging winds are likely later today as a cold front moves into west central Florida.
Forecasters say tornadoes are possible from Pasco County north and potentially damaging wind gusts of 50 mph or more could develop in the Tampa Bay area.
The severe weather is expected to hit the Florida peninsula from late afternoon until midnight.
Strong thunderstorms are possible throughout that period, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.
Most of the severe weather should move through the area by midnight, forecasters said.
Behind the rainstorms, cooler and drier air will move into Florida peninsula, bringing the coldest temperatures of the season.
High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day likely won't climb out of the 50s.