TALLAHASSEE (AP) – April 13, 2009 -- More severe weather is putting flood recovery and damage assessment efforts on hold in North Florida.

Thunderstorms could produce damaging winds, hail, lightning strike, downpours and isolated tornadoes Monday, state emergency management officials warned.

A tornado watch was in effect for most of the Florida Panhandle and areas east and southeast of Tallahassee.

Thunderstorms could produce two to four inches of rainfall across the state’s northern third, forecasters said.

A series of storms nearly three weeks ago caused river flooding throughout the region. Floodwaters were still rising in the lower Suwannee valley, but rivers elsewhere have been going down. More rain could cause them to swell again.