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Rain set to exit the region; gusty trends will continue

flood watch (12/17/2023)
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high wind alerts (12/17/2023)
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Posted at 7:14 PM, Dec 16, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The low-pressure system that strengthened in the eastern Gulf Saturday night is making its way into the Suwannee and Alapaha river regions Sunday morning.

Steady rain overnight caused accumulations to exceed two inches in several parts of the central and eastern Big Bend area. The broadest rain coverage will affect south-central and southeastern Georgia through the rest of Sunday morning.

Wind gusts have been clocked above 40 mph in several coastal and eastern locations.

Despite these, there have been no severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings across the local landscape, and there is no threat from severe storms today.

Waterlogged areas are prone to spot and nuisance flooding, and some gusty winds still expected this morning and afternoon can cause wind-driven impacts such as downed trees and loosened lawn and patio equipment and holiday decorations. A flood watch continues today in the eastern half of the region, along with wind advisories for most local counties as gusts can still reach 35 mph. At the Taylor County coast, a high wind warning is up for winds that can reach 50mph in gusts this morning.

Much drier and clearer weather is on the way for the start of the work week, with mostly sunny skies Monday and Tuesday as daytime highs reach the upper 50s and low 60s while overnight lows dip into the 30s.