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.
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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.
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.