A strong storm and cold front will move across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

NORTHEAST FLORIDA — A strong storm system and cold front will move across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Tuesday with widespread severe weather for much of the U.S. east of the Rockies.

Locally, it will be windy Tuesday -- with or without thunderstorms. Action News Jax First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh said we will see winds of 20-30 mph with gusts of 40+ mph through the day.


Because of the conditions, the First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Tuesday.

A band of heavy rain and storms -- most likely a squall line -- will move quickly from west to east in the afternoon. It appears -- for right now -- to be centered from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. from west to east across our area.

This line will have the potential to produce damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, hail, and a period of very heavy rain. The afternoon commute, school release, and after-school activities may be impacted.

Gusty winds will continue as the rain ends Tuesday night.

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Coverage of rain will be 100%. There is a possibility that there could be an isolated severe storm Tuesday out ahead of the main line of storms.

This is the same storm that will produce a snowstorm for the Midwest including Chicago and Des Moines and flooding along the East Coast & Northeast U.S. Severe storms & tornadoes will occur along the Gulf Coast & northward to at least the Carolinas. This will be the biggest/strongest storm of the winter so far.

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