Strong to Severe Storms Possible in Fla. Panhandle, S. Ga.

The Storm Prediction Center placed a strip of the coastal Carolinas, extreme northwestern Florida peninsula, and southern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,  under a slight risk of severe weather on Monday. This slight risk zone is not too far to the north of Tallahassee.

(Source: SPC/NOAA)
(Source: SPC/NOAA)

A cold front is currently stretched across northern Texas northeastward through Indiana and associated with a surface low over Michigan. Aloft, a trough sits over southeastern Canada and upper New England.

A shortwave trough is expected to swing around the upper low and help push the front further south across the southeastern U.S. The air at and near the surface is pretty juicy with dewpoints in the mid 70s in most locations in the southeast. Along with CAPE values possibly pushing over 3,000 J/Kg (yikes), this could leave a good setup for strong to severe storms. The primary threat in this area will likely be damaging winds. The timing will likely be in the afternoon into the evening.

Keep an eye on the skies tomorrow (Monday) afternoon and evening.