Rain with Isolated Strong Thunderstorms possible

… Rain returns with an Isolated Strong Thunderstorm possible….

… Gale Warning and Small Craft Advisory for Atlantic waters…

Synopsis & Timing

Rain will overspread northeast Florida and southeast Georgia this morning and continue through tonight.

A few thunderstorms may develop and become strong to marginally severe…mainly near the Gulf coast of northeast Florida(along and west of I-75 corridor) this afternoon and evening. Isolated strong winds gusts are possible in any thunderstorms that develop in that area. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Strong wind shear is present but instability is weak which will limit the areal coverage for severe weather.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected across the area through tonight. Isolated 3 inch amounts are possible mainly over southeast Georgia.

For Marine interests…a Gale Warning is in effect for the offshore Atlantic waters tonight and Saturday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the near shore Atlantic waters today through Saturday.

09:20 hrs

Arctic Blast with Freeze Temps on its Way

… Freeze Watches in Effect Wed Night…

… Wind Chill Advisories Likely Wed Night…

… High Temperatures in 40s Thu…

Synopsis & Timing

A dry cold front (no rainfall expected) will push south of the local area Wednesday evening trailed by a very cold air mass and elevated northerly winds Wednesday night into Thursdays. Temperatures will fall below freezing inland by midnight Wednesday night with a freeze expected for almost all inland areas through sunrise Thursday morning. Winds will remain elevated through the night with wind chills as low as the teens inland to mid 20s toward the Atlantic coast by daybreak Thursday.


Freezing Temperatures & Wind Chills:

Temperatures will rapidly plummet to freezing across many inland locations by midnight Wednesday night. A hard freeze warning is in effect where minimum temperatures will fall below 27 deg for over 2 hours, and a freeze warning is in effect for locations that will fall below 32 deg for at least 2 hours. Winds will remain elevated preventing frost formation, but wind chills are expected to range from the teens over inland areas to the mid 20s toward the coast. Expect a very cold and blustery start Thursday morning.

Despite sunny skies Thursday, temperatures will struggle to break 40 degrees over SE Ga and near the mid/upper 40s southward toward Ocala. Winds will decrease through the day, and a light freeze is expected inland Thursday night. The arctic blast will be short-lived with high temperatures rebounding into the 50s Friday and 60s into the weekend.

Marine Impacts:

Northerly winds will progressively increase over the Atlantic waters, and Small Craft Advisory conditions are expected by late Wednesday afternoon with a Gale Watch in effect for the offshore waters 20-60 NM. Winds and seas will relax below headlines Thursday night.

10:00 hrs