The ABC 27 First to Know Weather team is continuing First to Know Weather Day status for Wednesday because of the higher chances for severe thunderstorms to affect broader portions of the southern Georgia and northern Florida counties.
A potent line of thunderstorms is weakening Tuesday evening as to moves east-southeast through our state line counties around Interstate 75 and east from there. Even the weaker storms can generate occasional gusty winds and lightning strikes, along with heavy rain. The tornado risk has diminished quite a bit, but an isolated case for active weather remains in these regions through 10:00 p.m.
Clouds and a few showers will be present early Wednesday morning around the state line region, but strong thunderstorm chances are limited.
Wednesday will continue to feature these scattered-variety strong and severe storms as another upper disturbance traverses the Deep South. While exact locations for these storms are difficult to highlight, most northern Florida and southern Georgia counties can experience these storms during the late-morning and afternoon hours. Large hail will also be possible, along with locally gusty winds. Scattered severe weather (equivalent to a Slight Risk from the Storm Prediction Center) is issued for Wednesday.
A sweeping cold front will arrive Thursday with a final line of strong and severe storms that will exit the region through the afternoon.
The main hazards expected Wednesday include:
- Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph
- Large hail in individual severe thunderstorms
- Locally heavy rain that can cause local flooding
- An isolated tornado or two
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