ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory for pea sized hail and 35 mph winds in Sumter, Crisp, and Dooly counties until 2:45 pm. At 1:49 pm, National Weather Service Doppler radar showed strong thunderstorms from around Pennington to Leslie, moving east at 15 mph.
These storms have the potential to produce pea sized hail, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and wind gusts to 35 mph as they move across eastern Sumter, western Crisp and southwestern Dooly counties through 2:45 pm.
Some locations in the path of these storms include Pennington, Huntington, New Era, Lamar, Methvins, Leslie, Desoto, the Flint River WMA, Drayton, Cobb, the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Lily, Fort Early and Vienna.
Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways. These wind gusts may produce minor damage to tree limbs and blow light, unsecured objects around.
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