Rain expected for Southwest Ga. Tuesday

First Alert Weather Day has been declared
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 11:28 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:14 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A stormy start to the new week is expected for Southwest Georgia.

A First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Monday.

Most of Southwest Georgia will be under a slight risk for severe storms and a few counties will be under a marginal risk. The projected timing is 1-10 p.m. Primary threats include a 15% chance of damaging winds, a 15% chance of large hail and a 2% tornado chance.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for several counties in Southwest Georgia until 6 p.m. Those counties are: Ben Hil, Calhoun, Clay, Coffee, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Irwin, Lee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Turner, Webster, Wilcox and Worth.

Tuesday will remain at a marginal risk for damaging winds, hail and a low-end threat of isolated tornadoes.

There is a slight-marginal risk for flash flooding in South Georgia with 2-3 inches of rain expected. South and West Dougherty County are at a slight risk for flash flooding.

The Flint, Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers will rise due to the 4-8 inches of rain in North Georgia that is headed downstream. Minor flooding is likely.

Some damages reported in Southwest Georgia on Saturday

Saturday was also a stormy day for Southwest Georgia

Downed trees were reported in Cook County on Old Union Road and County Farm Road.

A downed tree was reported near the intersection of Highway 37 and River Road in Mitchell County.

In Colquitt County, downed power lines were reported on Highway 37 West. A downed tree was also reported near Gin Creek.

In Lanier County, a downed tree was reported on River Road.

In Berrien County, downed trees were reported near Allenville Road and on Nashville Enigma Road near the Nashville City limits. Downed cable lines were reported near Industrial Park Boulevard and May Avenue.

Here is a list of weather resources:
Below is a list of Albany radio stations that provide weather updates:
  • WALG 1590 AM broadcasts WALB news and weather
  • Hear our weather forecasts on the new RETRO - FM, 102.1
  • NASH FM 104.5 WKAK airs WALB’s meteorologist forecasts.

If you have damage from severe weather in your area, send us photos and videos when it is safe to do so.

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