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FIRST ALERT: Severe storms expected to begin late Friday afternoon

Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 18:07:01-05

(WTXL) — The Big Bend and parts of southern Georgia have been issued a slight risk for severe weather by the Storm Prediction Center.

TIMING:

We will see scattered shower and storm activity through the late morning and early afternoon hours, but these storms won't be severe as a warm front lifts up into the region.

The strongest batch of storms is expected to cross the North Florida area late Friday night from the west will last though the evening between midnight and 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

For the Big Bend and South Georgia area, the storms will clear off to our east by 2 - 3 a.m.

THREATS:

Expect storms capable of producing damaging wind gusts (between 40 - 60 mph) and a few brief tornadoes to begin late in the afternoon into the early evening. On top of those threats, frequent thunder and lightning and rainfall totals up to 2" in the next 24 hours with locally higher amounts will be possible.