Severe Weather Threat for Middle Georgia
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)) – There is a slight risk of severe weather across portions of Middle Georgia today.
An approaching cold front is firing up a line of storms that has already produced severe weather including tornadoes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tornado watches stretch from the northwestern Georgia down through southeastern Louisiana this morning.
Areas shaded in yellow are included in the Slight risk category, meaning scattered severe storms are possible. Storms will likely be short-lived and not widespread. Today’s main threat will be damaging winds with gusts of 30 mph as the front passes through the state. There is also the potential for stronger storms to produce hail and localized flash flooding. With a very warm, moist and unstable environment, a couple tornadoes cannot be completely ruled out of the forecast.
Areas shaded in green are in a Marginal risk, meaning isolated severe storms are possible but will likely be less intense.
The main line of storms should start to move into our northwestern counties (Monroe, Crawford, Taylor) around 2-3 PM. They will exit our southeastern counties (Dublin, Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair) around 10 PM.
With any risk of severe weather, it is important that you have a safety plan in place before warnings are issued. As always, the 41 First Alert Storm Team will alert you if severe weather moves through our area.