WRUF Weather

Storms capable of minor wind damage and hail possible this afternoon

Sea breeze interactions, combined with a weak upper-level disturbance, will likely aid in the development of a few strong thunderstorms this afternoon capable of minor wind damage and hail.   The atmosphere over much of North Florida has become unstable, and as the cooler winds come in off of both coasts, the sea breeze fronts will likely merge near or just east of the I-75 corridor between 3 and 5pm.  When this occurs, some of the storms could rapidly strengthen and produce wind gusts up to 60 mph or hail up to the size of nickels.  The storms will move slowly to the east or northeast and likely clear the I-75 corridor by early evening.

THE BOTTOM LINE

WHEN: Today 3pm to 9pm

WHERE: Most-concentrated near or east of I-75 corridor

THREATS: Minor wind damage, hail, frequent lightning

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