TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Perry, Mayo, and Steinhatchee until 5:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service said the severe weather threat will exit the Big Bend area and I-75 corridor Thursday evening, followed by a strong cold front bringing freezing temperatures overnight into Christmas morning.
NWS expects scattered convection and a strong cold front with a history of strong to severe storms that will continue to produce gusty winds, widespread rain and showers, and isolated rumbles of thunder through Christmas.
The wind field remains strong from a tight pressure gradient in an environment of high shear, dewpoints in the low 60s, and somewhat modest instability.
Gusty winds will persist during and after the frontal passage with a rush of cold, dry air surging from the northwest.
Expect temperatures to rapidly plummet Thursday night under clearing skies, making for freezing temperatures by Christmas morning.