FIRST ALERT: Keeping an eye on the weather in SWGA

FIRST ALERT: Keeping an eye on the weather in SWGA
Lightning can strike even when there's no rain.
Ron Rowe, EMA Director (Source:WALB)
Ron Rowe, EMA Director (Source:WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Most of Southwest Georgia is now under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening, says First Alert meteorologist Andrew Gorton. The main threat is still wind gusts, which could hit 70 miles an hour.

There is also a possibility for a tornado.

Dougherty County EMA Director Ron Rowe said there are no plans 'at the present' to open the Emergency Operations Center.

However, Rowe said "We are watching the weather developments and are ready to respond appropriately. We will open the EOC prior to the storm if things develop negatively for our area. Staff is updated regularly just in case."

Click HERE for our current list of affected schools.

We will be updating this story with watches and warnings for our area as they are issued.

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