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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Winter Storm Warning for N. Florida

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A powerful storm system is developing over the SE U.S. 

This storm will bring dangerous weather to much of N. Florida and GA on Wednesday.  A winter storm warning is in effect for much of N. Florida. The last time a winter storm warning was issued for Florida was 4 years ago.

Snow, freezing rain, sleet and dangerous wind chills are to be expected from Tallahassee to Gainesville to Jacksonville as the storm gets stronger off the SE coast of the US.

This system will bring rain to the Suncoast throughout much of the morning hours with some clearing later in the day as the cold front moves through by Wednesday afternoon.

Expect more cold weather to follow in the wake of this frontal boundary.  Highs on Wednesday will struggle to get to 60 and it will stay cold through Saturday.  

Wind chill advisories will once again be needed Thursday morning as winds and cold air will keep things very chilly here once again.

Lows on Friday and Saturday morning will be near freezing. Expect temperatures to rebound by Sunday afternoon. Highs on Sunday should be around 70.

Stay warm

Chief Meteorologist

Bob Harrigan

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