Expect showers and thunderstorms Wednesday

By Rebecca Barry, Weekend meteorologist, rbarry@wjxt.com
Published On: Feb 12 2013 05:30:12 PM EST

Storms sweep through the Southeast late Tuesday and on Wednesday

JACKSONVILLE, FL -

Tuesday's weather conditions differed greatly depending on your location- much a Southeast Georgia, and even the Northernmost counties in Northeast Florida were under cloudy skies with temperatures only reaching the upper 60's for afternoon highs.  South of that, including in Jacksonville- the sun broke through the clouds during the late morning hours and warmed temperatures as warm as 80° by the afternoon.

A sagging frontal boundary, stalled out just South of the State line, prompted the opposing weather conditions.  A stronger system sweeps through Wednesday, energizing the frontal boundary and pushing a stormy squall line through the entire area.  Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday area wide.  The storms will arrive initially over inland Southeastern Georgia- and make for a stormy morning, especially by 10:00am.  The storms push out to the South and the East, arriving in Jacksonville by the afternoon hours.  Rainfall will be heaviest in Southeastern Georgia, with storm rainfall totals ranging from 2.50" to 3.50". The rain along I-10 will generally reach around an inch.  To the South of I-10 and along the Southern coast, rainfall totals will reach .50". 

An isolated chance for tornadoes exists, primarily to the North of the State line and well to the East of I-95 in Southeastern Georgia, during the late morning hours.  Strong thunderstorms are possible along and to the North of I-10- with wind gusts above 40mph, and heavy rain possible for short durations.  Flooding is not expected to be a concern.

Expect dropping temperatures Friday, that continue to drop all weekend long, making for an especially chilly Sunday.

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