MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Vast amounts of moisture and stronger southerly winds from the Gulf will help to fuel developing areas of rain and scattered thunderstorms, which may become stronger as a cold front approaches Tuesday.
The continuous flow of moisture will create waves of heavy rain late Monday across the Apalachicola River basin, which may continue to widen in coverage through early Tuesday. Two to four inches of rain are possible around this zone, leading to flash flooding concerns and a Flash Flood Watch to go into effect at 8:00 p.m. Monday and lasting through mid-afternoon Tuesday.
The forces of the southerly and southwesterly winds before the arrival of the cold front later Tuesday will lead to some thunderstorms becoming strong to possibly severe, with some of the storms packing strong straight-line winds that may produce local damage. An isolated tornado risk exists near the coast and mainly in western locations early Tuesday through the afternoon. Spots of downpours will also cause high rain accumulations in some areas.
Thunderstorms will gradually push to the east through Tuesday afternoon, with a modest weakening trend expected with the band of rain and storms by that time.
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