Tag Archives: National Weather Service

WEATHER: Wet Week Ahead for Southwest Georgia. Just How Much Rain Should We Expect?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a week of wet, muggy weather. Detailed Forecast Today A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Update (Tuesday 3:15 p.m.)

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have started making more concrete predictions about the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  At this time, they are predicting high winds and rain for southwest Georgia, but little chance of tornadoes.  The bulk of the rain should hit from the Big Bend in Florida, south to the center… Read More »

NEWS: Tropical System Headed this Way, Missing Moultrie Woman, Two People Shot in Douglas and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Monday, August 29, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – A second suspect has been arrested in relation to the cocaine bust that occurred at the… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Formed and Heading for the Gulf Coast

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. “Tropical Depression 9 (TD9) has formed in the Florida Straits. The initial forecast track has TD9 approaching the Big Bend or Panhandle coast Thursday or Friday. Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 has developed. The general track… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm System in Atlantic Getting Stronger

According to the National Hurricane Center, the chances of the tropical system near the Bahamas forming is growing daily and could target Florida and Georgia in a few days. PRESS RELEASE Tropical cyclone development is likely later this week as a disturbance moves through the Bahamas and approaches south Florida later this weekend.  The NHC has upgraded the… Read More »

Press Release: NOAA Predicting Strong Ending to 2016 Hurricane Season

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2016 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most… Read More »

WEATHER: Updated Rainfall Estimates (Wednesday morning)

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting slightly less rain for the remainder of the week, but southwest Georgia will still see it’s fair share.  The most significant rainfall has been seen in the Florida panhandle: “A flood watch is now in effect for the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle through Wednesday Evening • Significant heavy rainfall… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals Updated for the Week – Flood Watch Area Expanded (Photos)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, the storm system that is hovering over the panhandle of Florida has dropped a significant amount of rain, flooding several Big Bend counties.  From the release, “8 to 10 inches of rain has already fallen across much of Dixie, Taylor and Lafayette Counties as of Monday afternoon, with a few… Read More »

WEATHER: Several Inches of Rain Predicted this Week

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a week of heavy rain with a possible tropical development out of the Gulf this week. In a news release Sunday night, The National Weather Service stated that some areas in the panhandle of Florida could receive up to 6 inches of rain by Monday night.  By Friday, areas of… Read More »

WEATHER: Just How Hot Will SWGA Get in the Next Few Days?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is going to see some extreme temperatures in the next few days. Heat Index Chart from the National Weather Service: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. West… Read More »

WEATHER: When Will the Rain Return?

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a week of high temperatures with little chance of rain until Thursday.  Here’s the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south southeast wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Southwest Georgia (Tuesday)

From the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: Severe Thunderstorm Watch SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 141 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 405 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 141 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE APPLING ATKINSON BACON BAKER BEN HILL BERRIEN BIBB… Read More »

WEATHER: Rain, Wind and Hail Possible Tonight

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a chance of a significant storm in southwest Georgia Tuesday night. Detailed Forecast Today Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. High near 82. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainfall Totals from the Weekend. More to Come?

Southwest Georgia, North Florida and Southeast Alabama saw significant rainfall Friday and Saturday that led to flash flood warnings, flooded neighborhoods and even two reported deaths.  Here are the rainfall totals from the area airports and Decatur County Public Works: Tallahassee:  9.09″ Dothan:  8.48″ Albany:  6.07″ Decatur County Public Works: 5″ Here’s your detailed forecast for this week:… Read More »