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Storm Team Tuesday evening forecast (04/04/2017)

severe storm basics (04/05/2017)
Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 12:38:24-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Clouds linger in coastal areas, and some rain lurks offshore and through north-central Florida, where last night's cold front currently lies.  A strong low-pressure system coming from the Plains will influence the front's movement back to the north overnight through Wednesday morning.  This will bring warm, richly moist air back into the Gulf region, and, with the vigorous wind forces involved with the upper low, showers and thunderstorms will easily form during the daylight hours.  Individual storms, especially in the tri-state region, may quickly gain severe characteristics, capable of producing hail and tornadoes.  Some strong tornadoes are possible across Alabama, middle, and southwest Georgia.  Active storms may further impact stateline counties and coastal zones through the afternoon.

Lows tonight will be in the upper 60s and highs tomorrow may be able to reach the lower 80s.

The severe weather risk is abnormally elevated for most northern and western counties Wednesday, with lesser risk in the far southeast Big Bend region.  Be weather-aware throughout Wednesday as storms develop.