First Alert Weather Day issued for Sunday

First Alert Weather Day issued for Sunday

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The WALB First Alert Weather Team has declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day.

Rain is expected Sunday morning with the threat of severe storms and flash flooding mainly east of the Flint River.

The primary threat will be damaging winds of 60 mph, and rain rates of up to 3 inches per hour and an isolated tornado.

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Wash Out Weekend, Here It Comes: Flooding Potential is growing for Southwest GA. 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected this weekend. Locally nearly 10 inches of rain is possible. This may cause flash flooding initially, then areal flooding and then river flooding next week.

Posted by Chris Zelman WALB on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Rain may be heavy at times with some localized areas reaching over 3 inches. Because this is a high impact weather event a First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Sunday.

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Rain Timing Today: Heavy Rain and thunderstorms are expected morning to afternoon on your Saturday Southwest Georgia.

Posted by Chris Zelman WALB on Saturday, December 1, 2018

The threat of severe storms and flash flooding continues midday to early evening. Monday turns rainy again with thunderstorms. Cooler and drier Tuesday and colder Wednesday.

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Severe Threat Delayed, Not Denied: There's a slight risk of severe storms for parts of South Georgia Saturday and Sunday. That includes a 15% chance of Damaging Winds, a 5% chance of Large Hail and 5% chance of a Tornado.

Posted by Chris Zelman WALB on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Other storm resources:

If you have to travel, make sure to check the weather conditions, watches, warnings and advisories before venturing out the door.

Review your severe weather plan and know what you should do if a severe storm or tornado is near you.

If you don’t feel comfortable riding out a storm where you live, make a plan regarding when you would leave your home and where you would go.

Below is a list of Albany radio stations that provide weather updates:

WALG 1590 AM broadcasts WALB news and weather, as does WNUQ, Nash Icon 102.1 FM.

NASH FM 104.5 WKAK airs WALB’s meteorologist forecasts.

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