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Saturday morning Storm Team update (09/12/2015)

Posted at 9:44 AM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 09:44:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Areas of rain arrived on schedule this morning in the Big Bend Region, with some rain accumulations already surpassing one inch along the coast.  Areas of generally lighter rain are impacting inland areas around the state line. 

Most of the area will continue to experience periods of passing showers and isolated thunderstorms through midday and beyond.  However, coastal zones and the Suwannee River Valley will be regions that have a slightly higher chance for active thunderstorms in the late-morning and afternoon hours. 

As those stronger storms move to the east along the shore, locations in the eastern Big Bend south of Interstate 10 will run the risk for gustier winds and some increased storm intensity as the action moves onshore and into those north Florida counties.  A slight risk for severe storms is forecast in this region by the Storm Prediction Center, mainly for stronger gusts.  Isolated waterspouts may also form in coastal waters.

A cold front will enter the region later today, spreading additional scattered rain activity across north Florida and south Georgia later in the afternoon.  Gradual clearing will occur by later tonight as the front moves to the southeast.

Be alert, especially near the coast and the southeast Big Bend, for storms that can produce stronger gusts and brief bouts of possible severe weather elements, even absent of and excessive lightning.