HOLT, Fla., March 11, 2022—Another cold front is forecast to bring more unsettled weather ahead of it tonight followed by plunging temperatures.
A strong cold front will move through the area tonight into tomorrow morning bringing a chance of strong-to-severe thunderstorms across the area.
Damaging winds, large hail and a couple of tornadoes are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rains producing 1-2 inches of rain with higher amounts are possible.
This area is under a level two out of five risk with this storm system, with counties to the east, including Panama City, facing level 3 conditions.
Bay County reported a possible tornado during the first round of severe storms earlier this week, while the NWS confirmed Mobile and Conecuh Counties experienced EF-1 tornadoes.
Timing for severe weather in this area is expected to occur between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. as the system pushes through.
According to the NWS, any severe storms that develop will be capable of producing damaging wind, quarter-size hail and a few tornadoes.
Expect strong northerly winds behind the cold front tomorrow with expected wind gusts of 30-40 mph.
Last winter push
After the cold front moves through, the NWS is forecasting 11-12 hours of temperatures below freezing tomorrow night into Sunday morning.
Temperatures will plunge into the 20s nearly everywhere by sunrise on Sunday with wind chill in the teens for many locations, according to the NWS.
A wind advisory is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. tomorrow. Expect 15-20 northwest winds with gusts around 40 mph. Wind chill temps are expected in the high-to-low teens.
Additionally, a freeze watch is in effect beginning tomorrow night through Sunday morning.