ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A large portion of South Georgia was placed under a Tropical Storm Warning Wednesday.
The counties are Lanier, Lowndes, Brooks, Thomas, Grady, Decatur, Seminole, Berrien, Cook, Colquitt, Mitchell, Baker, Miller, Early, Irwin, Ben Hill, Tift, Turner, Worth, Lee, Dougherty, Terrell, Calhoun, Randolph, Clay and Quitman.
The warning lasts until further notice, per the National Weather Service.
Tropical Depression Nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine Wednesday afternoon.
WALB's First Alert Weather Team declared Thursday to be a First Alert Weather Day due to the Tropical Storm.
Valdosta City Schools have said that they will be open on Thursday, Sept. 1. WALB will continue to update the information if any changes are made.
Rain, wind and even an isolated tornado will be possible starting by Thursday afternoon.
Tropical storm force wind gust will also be possible, with sustained Tropical Storm winds for the southeastern counties including Lowndes, Lanier, Clinch, Berrien, Atkinson, Coffee, Brooks and Colquitt.
The following counties are under a Flash Flood and Tropical Storm watch until Friday morning: Decatur, Thomas, Grady, Brooks, Lowndes, Lanier, Berrien, Colquitt and Clay.
The Thursday night and Friday forecasts are entirely dependent on the future track of Tropical Depression – future Tropical Storm Hermine – and the structure of the storm as it passes through the area.
The WALB First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on conditions on television, social media and online.
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