A cold front could produce severe weather today or tonight.

A cold front could produce severe weather today or tonight. (Josh Ritchie, Sun Sentinel)

It might not be the nicest St. Patrick's Day, as storms could move in this afternoon or tonight. Potentially, some of the storms could be strong and generate gusty winds and heavy rains.

It also should be hot and windy today, with gusts of almost 30 mph. That's the result of a low-pressure system teaming up with a cold front.

South Florida's Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 70s. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, increasing to 60 percent tonight.

Tuesday also is expected to be mostly cloudy and breezy.


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Central Florida's forecast: Mostly cloudy with highs in the low 80s, lows in the upper 50s and a 70 percent chance of showers and storms.

More on today's storms: From weather expert Jim Lushine:

If we see strong storms today, the culprit will be an area of low pressure 19,000 feet above the ground that will create uplift of warm and humid air.

During the afternoon, individual strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move from the southwest to the northeast throughout South Florida, generating a slight chance of a tornado.

Tonight should see a line of storms move across the area from west to east with heavy rains, lightning and gusty winds.