Stormy Saturday possible for Southwest Ga.

First Alert Weather Day declared
WALB First Alert Meteorologist Tommie Owens gives an update on Saturday's First Alert Weather Day.
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 11:24 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2023 at 7:02 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Another stormy Saturday is expected for Southwest Georgia.

A First Alert Weather Day has been declared until 8 p.m.

Most of Southwest Georgia is under a slight risk for possibly strong storms, which is a 2 out of 5 on the risk level for severe storms.

Primary threats are brief tornadoes, sporadic hail and damaging winds throughout the evening. There is a 15% chance of damaging winds, a 5% chance of hail and a 2% tornado chance.

Some damages reported in Southwest Georgia on Saturday

In Crisp County, a downed tree was reported near Milepond Road in Crisp County.

In Coffee County, downed trees and powerlines were reported near Baymeadows Drive West. Downed trees were reported on Pine Needle Road on the south side of Hilliards Pond. Structural damage was reported on the east side of Hilliards Pond.

In Lee County, downed powerlines were reported in Smithville in Lee County.

In Worth County, a downed tree in Warwick near the intersection of Main Street and Schoolhouse Street.

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.