Florida Starting at midnight on Thursday, heavy rain and a significant wave of severe weather began to sweep in, with the threat expected to persist into the morning. The atmosphere is projected to become increasingly volatile, elevating the risk of severe weather elements such as strong winds and isolated tornadoes.\r\n\r\nREAD: This week presents an ideal opportunity to indulge in the Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime.\r\n\r\nMarion County has been placed under a tornado warning effective until 3:45 a.m.\r\nFlorida\r\nFurthermore, several counties in Central Florida are under tornado watches until 9 a.m., including the following areas:\r\n\r\n \tFlagler County\r\n \tLake County\r\n \tOrange County\r\n \tOsceola County\r\n \tPolk County\r\n \tSeminole County\r\n \tSumter County\r\n \tVolusia County\r\n\r\nCentral Florida residents are strongly advised to remain vigilant, as the Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the entire region to a level 2 out of 5 on the severe weather risk scale.\r\n\r\nA second round of severe weather is expected to impact the region on Thursday afternoon, maintaining a 2 out of 5 severe weather threat for Central Florida, much like the conditions experienced on Wednesday evening. Scattered strong and severe storms are anticipated.\r\n\r\nThis secondary wave of severe weather is anticipated to traverse the region from late Thursday morning through the afternoon, ultimately exiting the area by early evening. Damaging winds and tornadoes pose the most significant threats.\r\n\r\nAlthough the weather pattern remains turbulent through Saturday, there are currently no expectations of severe storms.\r\n\r\nA cold front is predicted to move through the area on Saturday, ushering in drier and cooler air for the remainder of the weekend and the start of the following week.\r\n\r\nStay tuned to WESH 2, both online and on-air, for the most up-to-date Central Florida weather forecasts.\r\n\r\nWhile the practice of "ghosting" is a popular way to end a human relationship, female frogs have taken this concept to the next level.\r\n\r\nIn a phenomenon known as "tonic immobility," a recent study reveals that European female frogs will feign death to avoid mating with male frogs. The study, published in Royal Society Open Science on Wednesday, highlights that this behavior is often observed in situations involving excessive male efforts, including harassment, forced copulation, and intimidation.\r\n\r\nThe mating season for frogs can become aggressive, with multiple male frogs pursuing a single female, causing stress and danger to the female frog. These situations can sometimes prove fatal for the female, but they can also lead to elevated stress levels.\r\n\r\nWhile humans experience a "fight or flight" response in life-threatening situations, it seems that these frogs rely on what researchers refer to as "avoidance behaviors."\r\n\r\nResearchers identified three distinct avoidance behaviors in female frogs: rotation, release calls, and tonic immobility, also known as death feigning. Rotation involves the female rotating around her own body axis when in the grasp of a male, while release calls are vocalizations made by the female.\r\n\r\nAmong these behaviors, rotation was the most commonly observed method of avoidance. While all three methods were observed in water, only one instance of tonic immobility was noted on land.