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Pesky thunderstorms keep a low severe risk present Tuesday

Posted at 10:34 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 22:34:30-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — A part of the major storm system that triggered dozens of instances of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Sunday and Monday lingers near the Big Bend in a weaker form Tuesday.

The stalled frontal zone south of the Big Bend and in the north-central Florida region early Tuesday morning will cause patchy showers and thunderstorms in the lower Suwannee River valley and the northeastern Gulf waters. The stationary front will wander and drift a bit through Tuesday afternoon as more showers and storms scatter around the Bay and Gulf waters.

A few thunderstorms will be included in the afternoon along the coast, streaming to the northeast into Suwannee River counties. Occasionally heavy rain and gusty winds can be experienced in some of the stronger storms.

While Tuesday's storms won't be a far-reaching or widespread with severe-weather elements, a few occurrences of damaging wind gusts can happen in the afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has covered counties around the state line in a risk for isolated severe thunderstorms, with the coastline and the eastern Big Bend counties in a risk for scattered severe storms.

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