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Storm Team Wednesday Morning Forecast Discussion 12/26/2012

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Posted at 12:36 AM, Dec 26, 2012
and last updated 2013-11-05 08:17:25-05

Cold front continues to press towards the central Panhandle and south Georgia areas this morning. Last night around 9PM, the front began to slow to a crawl pushing previous forecast times of entry into the viewing area several hours. By 3AM the front is expected to enter our western counties around Seminole in GA and Gadsden in FL. Storm prediction models still indicate a good chance for severe weather to develop within the area along with a 2%-5% chance for tornadic activity. Rain amounts expected to range between 0.1 inches to 0.75 inches through the morning into the afternoon. Winds will be a major concern along with frequent lightning within the squall line. WSW flow will kick up to between 15 and 25 mph sustained inland and 20-30 kts winds along the coast. Small craft advisories are set in place for the afternoon along with gale force wind advisories. The Front is predicted to pick up speed though during the latter morning; with most of the area clearing out of rainfall by 4PM today. Wednesday night should be much calmer and cooler with Thursday morning dipping into the low 30s.

Clear skies and cool temps won't last though. A secondary front is predicted predicted to for off the tail of a low pressure system heading for the New England coast from the west. By as early as Friday night, we will be back into scatter showers and thunderstorms. However, models are indicating a swift exit through the Big Bend; keeping skies clear by Sunday lasting into the New Year!