FIRST ALERT: Scattered severe storms likely this evening; greatest severe threat overnight

Updated: Apr. 19, 2020 at 6:54 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A First Alert Weather Day is in effect for today through Monday morning. Numerous to widespread severe storms are likely. The main threats are damaging winds of 70 miles per hour and higher, tornadoes (strong EF2 or higher cannot be ruled out), large hail, and flash flooding. Scattered strong to severe storms are possible for the rest of the evening.

A squall line of severe storms will likely move into the viewing area after midnight. This line will progress southeast through South Georgia through sunrise Monday. The line will bring the highest threat of damaging winds and tornadoes to the region. Highs will warm to near 80 on Monday with gradual clearing.

**The above timing and threats are subject to change. Stay with us for the latest developments.**

High pressure will build in by Tuesday.

Tuesday through Wednesday will be dry with highs near 80 under a sunny to mostly sunny sky.

The First Alert Weather Team is also keeping our eyes on another system that will impact the region by Thursday. This could possibly bring another round of strong to severe storms to the area. Stay with us for the latest developments.

Shower and storm chances return for next weekend. Highs in the mid 80s on Saturday and mid 70s on Sunday.

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