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Wind gusts causing localized damage

Wind damage in Tallahassee
Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-30 11:40:12-05

Strong southerly winds are being experienced across the North Florida/South Georgia region Wednesday afternoon and evening. 

A potent cold front is moving into the area from the west.  The front's low-pressure system is bumping up against the departing high-pressure system to the east, creating enhanced wind speeds.

Winds have generally been in the range of 10 to 25 mph.  Gusts have been as high as 40 mph, with stronger gusts to the west.

These winds have been capable of downing certain trees and limbs, and may produce localized damage.

A tornado watch is in effect for Early County, Ga., and Houston County, Ala., until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  This means conditions are favorable for thunderstorms to produce low-level rotating winds which may lead to funnel clouds or tornadoes.

Stay tuned to the Storm Team on WTXL ABC 27, Weather NOW on channel 27.3, or download our Weather NOW smartphone app for more updates and information. 

You may also submit pictures, video, or reports of storm events and damage to weather@wtxl.tv or abc27news@wtxl.tv