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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (1/30/2013)

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Jan 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-30 02:49:04-05

We’re warm and breezy this morning with temperatures around 70° and gusts near 15-25mph. The first half of your day will be mostly rain free but the wind will keep getting stronger; through mid afternoon gusts will be pushing 40-50mph. Wind gusts of that magnitude are capable of taking down weak trees and limbs. The main feature in today's weather is a cold front dragging a line of severe storms across the central gulf. Here's when we think that line gets here: Apalachicola River: 3pm-5pm EST, Tallahassee/Thomasville/St. Marks: 5pm-7pm, Valdosta/Perry/Live Oak 7pm-9pm. Current trends don’t scream severe weather for us and actually point to a weakening trend as the squall line gets closer. That said, there’s still at least a small threat for winds over 60mph, isolated tornadoes and small hail as the line plows west to east through the region. The aforementioned cold front will be east of us after midnight, that’s when it’ll feel like winter again. Strong northwest winds over 25mph will keep cold air coming through Thursday afternoon, many won’t get out of the 50s. Lows starting Friday morning will flirt with freezing with highs falling to near average in the low 60s.

Stay with Storm Team Weather throughout the day as the threat for inclement weather gets closer.

-Meteorologist Sean Parker