Damaging Wind Threat Ending; Heavy Rain Continues

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

3 pm Update:
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Jefferson and Madison counties in northern Florida until 4:45 pm eastern time.

The National Weather Service has also issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory until 5:15 for Suwannee and northern Hamilton Counties.

The threat for damaging wind is quickly ending for our area, but flooding rains will continue to move through into the evening.

As much as 4 inches of rain have fallen across parts of Madison County, while areas of southwest Leon County have seen as much as 3 inches of rain.

Minor flooding is possible in the areas still experiencing the heavy rain, especially east of Tallahassee around Monticello and Madison.

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An area of rain and thunderstorms moving through the area will continue to dump hefty amounts of rain across North Florida and South Georgia.

A developing area of low pressure along a cold front will move across the Southeast. As the cold front moves across North Florida and South Georgia, the thunderstorms along the front have the potential to become severe. The main severe weather threat is damaging winds.

The Storm Prediction Center is forecast a slight risk for severe weather for our area.

A tornado or two is possible, but a major tornado outbreak is not expected.

If severe weather threatens, take cover in a small interior room - such as a bathroom or hall closet - on the lowest flood of your home or business. If you are in a mobile home, seek more substantial shelter in a storm cellar or other nearby building.

As of 1:45 pm eastern time, there are no watches or warnings in effect for the area.

Stay tuned to WCTV, wctv.tv, WSWG, and wswg.tv for the lastest weather information.


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