MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — Strong to severe storms and brief tornadoes are possible in the Big Bend and South Georgia region Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with just scattered activity until later this afternoon.
A low chance for severe-weather elements (namely 60-mph gusts and/or a brief tornado) exists from mid-morning through early evening.
The severe weather risk for Friday is in the isolated (or "marginal") range based on the Storm Prediction Center outlook, meaning a limited number of storms have the expectation to either produce wind gusts at or above 60 mph, or create a brief tornado.
The latest SPC outlook released this morning still has the western half of the Big Bend and southern Georgia under a marginal risk. It's possible that we see a few isolated severe storms later this afternoon into the early evening. Primary threat is damaging winds. #FLwx #GAwx pic.twitter.com/jZXXMfnSex— Reid Lybarger (@ReidLybarger) January 3, 2020
The westernmost part of the ABC 27 coverage area (i.e. areas near Marianna and Panama City) will experience inclement weather between 9 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT. Areas going eastward toward Apalachicola, Tallahassee, Quincy, and Thomasville will see the most activity between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Far eastern counties, to include the cities of Valdosta, Tifton and Perry, won't see any action until 3 p.m.
AFTER THE STORM:
Friday will be the warmest day out of the next few to come, as the cold front will sweep through and cause lower temps for the weekend with a Saturday clearing trend. Sunday will be sunnier.
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