Gusty Storms Move Eastward Sunday

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
December 22, 2013; 8:08 AM ET
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The cold front that marched eastward across the country to start the weekend moves east of the Appalachians on Sunday bringing more gusty winds.

Saturday's storms produced wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as spawning a few tornadoes.

After hitting the mountains, storms will weaken slightly, therefore lessening the threat for strong storms.

Despite the weakening storms, the slow front will bring substantial rainfall through Kentucky and Tennessee to the Gulf Coast.

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However, with the clash of cold air with the abnormal warmth ahead of the front, higher wind gusts are still likely.

Winds could reach 60 mph in some places as the front passes across the Southeast. Some of these winds could be strong enough to cause damage, especially to tree limbs and power lines.

This front will keep moving eastward through late Sunday and bring showers to the coastlines on Monday. However, holiday travel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day looks less hectic in the Southeast.

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