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By: NWS
By: NWS

SFC HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING OFF THE CAROLINA COAST EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ALLOWING FOR SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST FLOW TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA. DESPITE THE ONSHORE FLOW THIS AFTERNOON...DEWPOINTS REMAIN VERY LOW...STILL IN THE MID 20S ACROSS SOUTHEAST ALABAMA. THE AIR MASS WILL SLOWLY BEGIN TO MODIFY OVERNIGHT WITH DEWPOINTS REACHING THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. CLOUDS WILL ALSO BE ON THE INCREASE OVERNIGHT AS A LEAD SHORTWAVE MOVES NORTH OF THE REGION. WITH DRY AIR MASS STILL IN PLACE...NOT EXPECTING ANY MEASURABLE PRECIP OVERNIGHT. MORE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST STARTING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE CENTRAL GULF COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING ALONG THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT OR PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH. ALTHOUGH THE PARENT LOW WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL BE LIFTING RAPIDLY NORTHEAST INTO THE GREAT LAKES...THERE WILL STILL BE A SIGNIFICANT LOW TO MID LEVEL JET MOVING THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. H85 JET OF 45-55KT COMBINED WITH DEEP LAYER SHEAR VALUES OF 50-65KT AND MODEST INSTABILITY WILL SET THE STAGE FOR ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS. THIS THREAT WILL BEGIN IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON AND PROGRESS SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE EVENING. AT THIS TIME...THE MAIN THREAT APPEARS TO BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND HAIL. HOWEVER... ISOLATED TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CLEAR THE SOUTHEASTERN ZONES BY AROUND SUNRISE THURSDAY MORNING WITH A COOLER AND DRIER AIR MASS MOVING INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES LIKELY TO HOLD IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE A POSSIBLE LIGHT FREEZE THURSDAY NIGHT.


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