The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning until 8 p.m. for Levy County and surrounding areas.
The forecast for Chiefland calls for a 60 percent change of showers and thunderstorms increasing to 70 percent on Tuesday and dropping by Tuesday evening to 20 percent.
In addition the NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for West Central Florida — which includes Levy County — and Southwest Florida calling for hazardous weather for the rest of today and tonight.
Here's the outlook:
DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
AN AREA OF SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE HIGHEST CHANCES WILL BE ALONG THE NATURE COAST BEGINNING LATE MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH AROUND SUNSET TONIGHT. HEAVY RAIN WITH GUSTY WINDS AND ISOLATED LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
...DENSE FOG/SMOKE IMPACT...
AREAS OF SEA FOG ALONG THE GULF COAST AND OVER THE TAMPA BAY WILL ALSO EXTEND INLAND THIS MORNING. THE FOG WILL BEGIN TO BURN OFF AFTER SUNRISE...THOUGH PATCHES WILL LIKELY REMAIN THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE THICKEST PATCHES.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
WINDS AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO PICK UP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE GULF WATERS. WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS AND SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET ARE EXPECTED OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS.
...SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.