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Hurricane Ida approaches Gulf area

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As Hurricane Ida approaches the region late Monday night and into Tuesday,winds will begin to increase.

We will also have the potential for low end tropical storm force winds in portions of southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia.

These winds will have the potential to create some power outages. Expect winds gusting to 45 MPH and possibly higher tonight and Tuesday.

An Inland Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for part of the WALB Viewing area.

Counties included in the watch are; Baker, Early, Miller, Mitchell, Thomas, Grady, Decatur, and Seminole.

Rain is expected to begin this evening with Rainfall totals through Wednesday of 2 to 4 inches.