WEATHER: NWS: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

By | January 18, 2017
In a press release on Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and the Decatur County EMA predicted severe weather for southwest Georgia this weekend:
Timing: A few rounds of thunderstorms are possible over the weekend. While there is the threat for a few severe storms Saturday and Saturday night, the greater threat of severe weather will be on Sunday. There is still some uncertainty in the timing, so some changes in the timing are still possible.
Threats: Damaging Wind, Tornadoes and Hail will all be possible with the severe storms
SPC Outlook: The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the area in a 15% percent risk for severe weather on Day 5 (Sunday/Sunday night). It is unusual for SPC to highlight the risk this far in advance. This reflects the higher confidence in the potential for severe weather and also the potential for a significant event. The biggest uncertainty at this point remains timing.
Rainfall: In addition to the severe threat, widespread 2 to 5 inches of rain is possible Thursday night through Sunday night. This could lead to minor flooding and thus the flood threat will have to be monitored closely too.


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