Tornado Watch issued in North Central Florida  

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The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Tornado Watch on Wednesday for Alachua, Marion, Union, Bradford and other North Central Florida counties, prompting emails and phone calls to residents.  

NWS set the watch to expire at 4 p.m. but later extended the alert to other counties and delayed the stop time to 6 p.m. 

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were also in effect for most of North Central Florida until 4 p.m. 

The NWS Jacksonville station listed the potential risk from both tornadoes and strong winds as medium.

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