The wet weather pattern continues to be a threat to your holiday travel as we head into Christmas week.
In fact, we will see a good dose of rain (2+ inches in some spots) through Wednesday.
The forecast models continue to slow the movement of the upper level trough for Tuesday/Wednesday. In previous runs, it showed the base of the trough negatively tilted nearing NE Florida and SE Georgia on Tuesday afternoon/evening.
In fact, now the GFS shows the base of the trough moving “overhead” early Thursday!
The surface cold front will still be well west of the Florida panhandle on Tuesday… and now it appears the cold front will wait until mid day on Wednesday to pass by Jacksonville.
We will still see some dynamics in the atmosphere that allow for the possibility of a few strong storms Tuesday afternoon/evening… and we may even see some isolated storms on Monday.
Bottom line as of now:
- Scattered light rain begins Saturday evening (mainly SE Georgia).
- Rain picks up again on Sunday across much of NE Florida and SE Georgia…and continues overnight into Monday.
- Monday morning commute will likely be wet!
- A few isolated storms are possible embedded in the rain Monday evening.
- Tuesday: more rain…. with the possibility of a few strong storms moving from SW to NE pretty quickly.
- Wednesday: morning rain… decreasing about mid day…then clearing behind the cold front… and windy!
- Christmas Day: looks great! Lots of sunshine.. a bit cool with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
We will continue to pour over the latest model data and keep you updated from the First Alert Weather Center. Stay tuned to CBS47 and FOX30 Action News for any important weather information.
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