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Winter Storm Warning issued for counties in North Florida, Freeze Watch issued for part of Tampa Bay

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 09:43:04-05

A large portion of the Sunshine State is under a Winter Storm Warning and a Freeze Watch has been issued for most of central Florida.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee issued the Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday from 1 a.m. to Noon. 

Rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet is likely after midnight and it's expected about 1 inch of snow could accumulate and one quarter of an inch of ice is possible from Leon to Nassau Counties.

Travel along the I-10/I-75 corridor in N FL highly discouraged on Wednesday.

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The Winter Storm Warning continues up I-95 to the Carolina coastline. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect for several counties in north Florida that includes the cities of Apalachicola, Apalachicola Airport, Bay City, Tilton, Creels, Hays Place, and High Bluff.  
Snow and freezing rain is likely from 1 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday.

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A Winter Weather Advisory means that freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...  and use caution while driving.

A Freeze Watch has been issued for much of central Florida away from the coast for the overnight hours into Thursday morning. This includes some parts of Tampa Bay.

The Tallahassee Police Department shared the video below on social media. Snow was falling on a patrol car early Wednesday morning.