Storms expected overnight, early Tuesday

Heaviest rainfall will be in Southeastern Georgia

By Richard Nunn - Meteorologist , Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist
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Cold weather to come

Jacksonville's weather forecast for today is unusually warm, with building clouds. St Simons Island, Jacksonville Beach, Amelia Island, and St Augustine can expect afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Brunswick, Jacksonville, and Palatka will see afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Area-wide chances for showers and thunderstorms develop this evening and overnight. 
Above average temperatures this afternoon were due in part to the lack of clouds .  This now means we may tie or break a recorded  high temperature set back in 2013 of 83 degrees. 


Clouds will return this evening with scattered showers developing late.  Models continue to show some disruptive weather overnight and early morning.  Models vary on intensity, but all agree on the potential for some wet roads for your Tuesday morning commute.


Strong to isolated severe storms possible today, tonight and Tuesday.  A series of low pressure areas along with passing cold fronts will bring an unsettled weather pattern and cooler temperatures.  
The front in SE GA will bring morning rain and storms from I-75 near Valdosta to I-95 near Brunswick.  The overall motion is west to east, while the line drops from the north to south.  Current model timing brings the frontal boundary closer to the FL/GA line this afternoon and overnight tonight.  An area of low pressure will also move into the forecast circle late today increasing the chance of stronger storms.  The best chance will be near the Suwannee River and inland SE GA closer to I-75.
The unsettled pattern continues Tuesday as the front brings widespread showers with the potential of severe storms overnight and during the morning
hours.  Numerous showers and scattered strong storms are expected across the region.  Isolated Tornadoes will be possible with stronger storms.  
The wind will shift from the S/SE at 5 - 15 mph today to the W/SW at 15-25 G35 mph tonight and tomrrow.  
The front will pass late Tuesday with partial clearing and dropping temperatures.  The coldest day this week will be Friday and Saturday with light freezing and frost possible.


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