Published: Mar 17, 2014 12:54 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 17, 2014 6:42 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A tornado watch has been issued for Lee, Charlotte, Desoto, and Highlands county until 11:00 p.m. tonight. As a cold front approaches, strong to severe thunderstorms will impact Southwest Florida into the evening hours. Storms could have gusty wind, frequent lightning, and the potential for an isolated tornado. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half inch are likely with these storms.