Slight Risk for Severe Storms Friday
Posted by: JRTyson
Date: Mar 15 2023 7:49 AM
Showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday afternoon through the overnight hours. The SPC has highlighted the western Florida Panhandle in a Slight Risk for severe weather, with a Marginal Risk across Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and the Florida Big Bend. The main threat appears to be damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado or two.
A Strong Cold Front will be making its way through the Gulf Coast states on Friday with a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead and along the front. Conditions will support strong to severe thunderstorm development with damaging wind gusts being the main threat, with the possibility of a couple of brief tornadoes.
The WPC has also highlighted most of the region in a Marginal (1/4) Risk for Excessive Rainfall. Widespread flooding is not expected with this system, but there could be some localized flooding in low-lying areas Friday into Saturday.