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Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Storm system set to bring severe weather Sunday

Storm system set to bring severe weather Sunday

This system is expected to set up as a "squall line", meaning the most significant threats will be damaging straight-line winds in excess of 70 miles per hour and prolonged heavy rains leading to flooding.

News 5 will continue to monitor the weather here in Northwest Florida, we'll have a live report at 6:00.

A strong surface low-pressure passes north of us, a cold front will approach from the west late Sunday, and may even angle in more from the southwest pulled around the rotation of the strong low. FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially risky weather in our viewing area-weather that could impact you and your family. Tuesday will be sunny with low humidity and afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

The winds will start ramping up Sunday morning, and it will be warm and very humid. However, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out and heavy downpours could lead to urban flooding.

The frontal passage will occur late Sunday night bringing an end to the rain. It will also be breezy. Moisture will be increasing and the result will be mostly cloudy skies by Sunday. Scattered Showers and Storms. Our core 12-hour window for severe storms statewide is now from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Showers are traveling through the Coulee Region tied to a low pressure system in the Central Great Plains and warm front stretching through Iowa and IL.

Behind the front, there will be another blast of cooler air moving in on Monday. Highs temperatures only recover into the mid 60s.

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