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Storm Team Tuesday morning forecast (1/29/2013)

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 06:35:00-05

Let the warm times roll on! A big ridge of high pressure remains centered over the southeastern United States helping to suppress most rain and drive up the heat. We start Tuesday morning with temperatures around 60° with scattered clouds for most and dense fog east of I-75. This afternoon will be similar to yesterday with broken cloudiness and only isolated showers. I mentioned the heat being cranked; highs will be near 80° in many spots, especially east of Madison County. The record high for Tallahassee is 81° but a south wind will have a cooling influence off the gulf leaving the airport just shy; it’ll still warm in the upper 70s. Tomorrow, a potent cold front will move eastbound through the region bringing with it a chance at strong or severe storms. Our current computer models don’t scream severe weather with this set up, most of the elements that support tornadoes will be non-existent or stay north and west of here. However, a line of strong thunderstorms will enter the tri-state area around lunch time. Wind gusts 50-60mph will be possible as the squall line moves east across the region during the afternoon and evening, that’s your biggest threat. Our forecast in focus computer model puts the line over Tallahassee between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.The front will move east of us a few hours after sunset; that is when clearing happens and that’s when it’ll feel like winter again. Afternoon highs will fall back to average in the low 60s starting Friday with lows flirting with freezing into the weekend. Also, as a friendly reminder, Tuesday February 5th is National Weatherperson’s Day…hint…hint. I’m just sayin’

Be safe and have a great Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker