June 5, 2012

Storms Pounding Northern Florida

Locally damaging thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of central and southern Georgia into northern Florida into the evening hours.

The storms bring the potential for high winds, flash flooding, hail and even a couple of tornadoes.

Most of the storms will be bounded by I-16 to the north and I-10 to the south.

A series of disturbances continues to move eastward along a stalled frontal zone near the northern Gulf Coast this week.

The latest such disturbance was causing a pulse of storms this afternoon and evening over part of the southern Atlantic Seaboard to the northeastern shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Additional rounds of heavy, gusty storms are forecast along the northern Gulf Coast region to the southern Atlantic Seaboard through the end of the week.

While southerners are no strangers to heavy summer weather storms, people are urged to keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions and to seek shelter as storms approach.

A few locations will be hit by multiple storms over the next few hours and over the next few days. While rainfall is needed in much of the zone being impacted by the storms, some locations can get too much rain too fast, leading to flash and urban flooding.

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist –Accuweather.com

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