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Rainy times tonight with isolated strong thunderstorms

What you need to know about Sunday's storms (03/12/2023)
Severe thunderstorm risk level (03/12/2023)
Damaging wind gust probabilities (03/12/2023)
Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-12 21:18:23-04

Update 8 p.m.: The tornado watch for northern Florida counties expired at 8:00 and is no longer in effect.

A cold front will continue to make progress toward the southeast late tonight and Monday morning. Showers and rain are still present around the state line region, along with thunderstorms near the Big Bend coast and the southeastern Big Bend. These southern storms will be marginally strong with some gusty winds and frequent lightning. A severe thunderstorm can't be ruled out, but the tornado risk continues to diminish as the evening goes on.

The latest late-winter cold front will trigger rounds of rain and times of active and severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening.

Areas of rain and thunder are developing in southern Alabama and the interior of southern Georgia. These storms are generally moving east. Frequent lightning and downpours are expected from these storms.

As the afternoon continues, several storms are expected to intensify to create times of strong wind gusts. Some of the strongest storms can bring locally damaging gusts upwards of 60 mph or higher.

A few individual storms can acquire rotation which can lead to a quick-forming tornado.

More broadly, a line of gusty storms can traverse sections of the state line region later in the evening and night, which can renew strong wind gusts threats that can affect coastal and eastern Big Bend regions late at night and early Monday morning.

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