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.

 

Impacts:
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.

01-07-15
10:00 hrs

Tornado Watch

Synopsis & Timing

Broken bands of showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to impact SE Georgia and the Suwannee River Valley of NE Florida this morning with less activity across our SE Florida zones. Even outside of thunderstorm activity, showers have been producing wind gusts of 30-40 mph at times.

Remember, a watch means that severe storms are possible in and near the watch area, and to stay alert for possible warnings as storms near your location.

12-24-14
09:30 hrs