Cold front to potentially bring in severe weather

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center is calling for a level two out of five risk for severe weather in the Florida panhandle valid through Wednesday.

The risk area is roughly along and west-northwest of a line from Panama City to Defuniak Springs. More eastward expansions are possible but are too early to determine.

The severe weather potential for mid-next week stems from a strong cold front approaching the region. NWS says it is too early to discuss the specifics of timing and impact but all severe hazards are within the range of possibility. Damaging winds are likely to be the main threat followed by a risk of tornadoes.

The temperature highs are forecasted to be in the mid-70s through Wednesday with a nightly low in the low 60s.

Rain is expected Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the cold front coming in Thursday night.