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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued in Big Bend area

Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 16:43:32-05

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.

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