FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong storms possible Sunday - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

breaking

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong storms possible Sunday

South Georgia has the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday. (Source: WALB) South Georgia has the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia has the potential for scattered severe thunderstorms on Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of SWGA under a slight risk for severe weather (2 out of 5).

In response to that, the WALB First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day.

There is a Tornado Watch for Clay, Early, Miller, Randolph, Seminole & Quitman Co. until 8 a.m.

#FirstAlert: A Tornado Watch (red shaded area) is in effect until 8 a.m. for Clay, Early, Miller, Randolph, Seminole & Quitman Co. Make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts tonight! #gawx pic.twitter.com/GXsAdrlRYc

— Andrew Gorton WALB (@AndrewGortonWx) April 15, 2018 " />

Here's what we can expect:

A line of thunderstorms will move in to western Southwest Georgia Sunday morning, continuing to move east throughout the morning into the afternoon. 

What we know right now:

As of Saturday afternoon, much of our area was already under a “Slight Risk” for severe weather. 

Threats: Strong to severe storms are likely. 1" to 2" of rain (with possible minor street flooding), damaging wind (up 40 to 60 mph), and the possibility of downed trees and power lines. Isolated weak tornadoes are also possible.

Timing: Storms will move in from the west around 5 a.m. and travel east throughout the morning into the mid-afternoon. Stay with WALB News 10 for updates as we continue to track these storms.

What can you do before the storm hits:

Have your NOAA Weather Radio programmed with fully-charged batteries available.

OTHER WEATHER RESOURCES:
Get our weather app: Apple | Android
Follow WALB First Alert Weather on Facebook
Follow WALB First Alert Weather on Twitter

Watch up to date coverage on the Roku app

If you have to travel, make sure to check the weather conditions, watches, warnings and advisories before venturing out the door.

Review your severe weather plan and know what you should do if a severe storm or tornado is near you.

If you don't feel comfortable riding out a storm where you live, make a plan regarding when you would leave your home and where you would go.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly