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Storm Team Tuesday morning forecast (12/18/2012)

Posted at 7:47 AM, Dec 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-27 10:27:07-05

Tuesday morning we start by clearing out the last bits of yesterday’s front. There may be some light drizzle and cloudiness close to the Suwannee river and I-75 through 10 a.m. Dry air will chew up remaining clouds and skies will be mostly, if not abundantly sunny by this evening with highs near 70°. Tonight, our set up is ideal for what we call “radiational cooling”. Basically, any heat from this afternoon will shoot out of the atmosphere and we will cool down quick, 38° is the forecast low Wednesday morning. High pressure stays in control for Wednesday afternoon allowing for another sunny day with highs in the low 70s. Our next storm is currently developing to our west and how it strengthens further will dictate our threat for severe storms Thursday afternoon. Right now it’s too early to throw a nail down and say there will definitely be severe storms but it is worth watching for the next 24 hours. If the threat does come to pass, your main weather players will be strong winds, hail, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. There are still questions to be answered but no matter how you slice it, Thursday will be a wet day. This is a quick moving storm system which will clear the area by Friday paving the way for a sunny but chilly weekend ahead. Stay tuned and be prepared to be weather aware later this week.

Be safe and have a great Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker