9:30PM Tropics Update

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Good evening! Rain has already started to move into the southern parts of our viewing area associated with Hurricane Hermine.  Expect through the overnight hours that this expands and reaches the Macon area.  Right now models are bringing plenty of rain through the area.  Below is a look at estimated rainfall accumulation over the next 24 hours.

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This has elicited a Flash Flood Watch for the counties in green (Below) as this rain will be falling quickly and create flood conditions in just a matter of hours.  That being said remember as we are heading through the AM commute to turn around if you see standing water and don’t know the depth. Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather related deaths and should be taken very seriously.

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We will also be dealing with Tropical Storm force winds as this system moves into the area.  Counties in the orange (below) are under a Tropical Storm Warning through Saturday morning.  This means that winds will be around 30-40mph with wind gusts up to 55mph and the potential for flooding is elevated.

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Stay with 41 NBC for the latest updates on this system, and the latest school closings.

Stay Safe,

Cecilia Reeves

Chief Meteorologist

 

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