Dougherty Co. to test weather sirens Wednesday morning

Dougherty Co. to test weather sirens Wednesday morning
Weather siren (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you live in Dougherty County and hear weather sirens Wednesday morning, it’s just a test ahead of potentially severe weather heading our way later this week.

The Dougherty County EMA said it will be testing the sirens at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning as strong storms are currently expected to hit the area early Friday morning.

The EMA said our area is currently in a marginal risk (one out of five) category, but it is anticipated that the threat level will increase to a slight risk in Wednesday’s forecast.

A depiction of the different categories of severe storms.
A depiction of the different categories of severe storms.

Below is a copy of the latest from the National Weather Service of Tallahassee, Floridathat the EMA sent out Tuesday night:

  • A line of strong to severe storms will likely move through the region overnight Thursday night into Friday afternoon. There is a chance for late evening storms ahead of the line on Thursday.
  • Damaging winds and tornadoes will be the highest threats.
  • This will be a longer duration event which means more rain but widespread Flash Flooding and River Flooding is not a threat at this time.
  • Once again, at least some of the strength of this system will depend on timing with peak heating and other factors that need to come together.
  • Need to prepare people for overnight and “rush hour” impacts Friday morning. This won’t be “as” quick moving as Sunday so the line will linger into Friday.

The forecast is subject to change at any moment, so be sure you’re storm ready.

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