FIRST ALERT: Isolated strong to severe storms possible Wednesday

Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 10:49 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Isolated showers are possible this morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are likely by afternoon. Thunderstorm chances rise by this evening. A broken line of thunderstorms will enter our northwestern counties by 6 pm. That line will push southeast through our area during the evening hours. The entire viewing area is under the threat for severe weather. Scattered severe storms are possible. A Slight Risk (2/5) of severe storms is now in place for roughly the northern 2/3rds of the viewing area. There is a Marginal Risk (1/5) of severe storms for the rest of the area. The main threats are damaging straight-line winds up to 60 mph, large hail and a brief tornado. Otherwise, mostly cloudy and muggy with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Isolated shower and storm chances continue into Thursday morning. Otherwise, partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s.

A cold front pushes through the region late Thursday into early Friday.

This will usher in cooler and drier air, albeit briefly, into the region. Expect highs in the low 70s on Friday and highs in the mid 70s on Saturday under a partly cloudy sky.

A more substantial storm system moves in Sunday into Monday. This will give the region a good bet for widespread, heavy rainfall. This will also usher in the chance for severe weather. The entire viewing area is already under a Slight Risk of severe storms. Stay tuned to future forecasts for updates.

FIRST ALERT: The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of severe storms on Sunday for the yellow-shaded area....

Posted by Bradford Ambrose Fox 28 on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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