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WEATHER: Bad Weather Coming Again This Week?

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could be in for another bout of bad weather.  After a warm start to the week, thunderstorms will hit the area Wednesday, followed by a brief cool down. Detailed Forecast Today Sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with… Read More »

Possible Tornado Damage in Decatur County Tuesday Night (Photos)

A plantation in southwest Decatur County received significant damage during Tuesday night’s storm.  Due to the extensive nature of the damage, it seems possible that a tornadic event occurred on the farm. On the scene you can see multiple large pine trees on the ground as well as a clear path of damage.  Thankfully, the damage was limited… Read More »

WEATHER: Possible High Winds, Hail and Thunderstorms Tuesday Afternoon/Night

The National Weather Service has updated the chance of severe weather for southwest Georgia this afternoon and tonight. “The Storm Prediction Center has extended the slight risk area farther eastward into portions of southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.  The main threats continue to be damaging wind gusts and large hail with impacts to trees and power lines. … Read More »

WEATHER: Thunderstorms, High Winds This Week

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia will see a high chance of rain and thunderstorms for the week.  However, as the rain moves out, the weekend should be perfect.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy,… Read More »

WEATHER: NWS Provides Tornado Details

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has compiled details and data on the deadly tornadoes that devastated southwest Georgia last weekend.  Initial estimates have totaled the damage to more than $100 million and the storms were responsible for 15 deaths in Georgia and 1 death in Florida.  According to the NWS, the storm systems spawned 7 tornadoes, 5… Read More »

WEATHER: Beautiful Week in Store for Southwest Georgia

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is predicting a beautiful weather week for southwest Georgia.  Here is the detailed forecast: Today Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 72. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10… Read More »

WEATHER: Rainy Thursday Morning Followed by a Cool Weekend

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia is in for a beautiful, yet cool, weekend.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Tonight Rain likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South… Read More »

GDOT: List of Impassable State Routes

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia GDOT Responding to Trees, Debris on State Routes TIFTON – Local Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance employees have been responding as needed to felled trees and other debris blocking state routes. Reports began coming into the Transportation Management Center on Saturday night, but… Read More »

WEATHER: Severe Weekend Weather Update (Thurs 8:45 a.m)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, this weekend’s weather is predicted to be severe.  Here is the latest update: Model guidance continues to show the potential for severe weather this weekend. Here is our updated forecast for the potential timing and threats of these storms. Timing: Several rounds of thunderstorms will be possible over the weekend.… Read More »

WEATHER: NWS: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

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… Read More »

WEATHER: Lots of Rain On the Way for SWGA

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia could see bad weather in the next few days.  Here is the detailed forecast: Detailed Forecast Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph. Tonight… Read More »

WEATHER: Weekend Weather Update – Higher Chance of “Wintry Mix”

From the National Weather Service and Decatur County Emergency Management: “As an Arctic air mass sweeps into the area late Friday night/early Saturday morning, there will be a small chance of sleet of freezing rain in our northwestern zones. Sleet and/or freezing rain will be possible. If freezing rain occurs, this could cause dangerous driving conditions. While the… Read More »

WEATHER: Cold Air and Moisture This Weekend. Any Chance of Snow?

According to multiple forecasts and models, Georgia will see cold weather and precipitation later this week.  In some areas, that will lead to a “wintry mix” of freezing rain and snow – most of which will be north of Macon.  Southwest Georgia will most likely see cold temperatures and wet weather, however the current forecast doesn’t show much… Read More »

Rainfall Totals from Monday Night’s Storm

Although Monday night’s storm brought heavy winds and possible tornado activity to southwest Georgia, the rainfall totals were relatively low. According to Decatur County Public Works, Decatur County received 2.06″ of rain.  The regional airports reported the following amounts: Tallahassee:  2.84″ Albany: 1.10″ Dothan: 3.48″ Anyone with personal rain gauge amounts or photos from last night’s storm can… Read More »

Tuesday Morning Storm Damage Photos (9:15 a.m.)

Monday night’s storm caused significant property damage in Decatur County.  As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, crews could be seen on Butler Ferry Road in West Bainbridge assessing damage and clearing debris. Back in April, the same area of Decatur County saw a possible tornado that caused damage to homes and property. In these photos, you can see… Read More »

Photos from Monday Night’s Storm Damage

A damaging storm swept through West Bainbridge late Monday night leaving local businesses damaged and hundreds without power. According to reports, a little after 10:00 p.m. Monday night, a possible tornado touched down in the West Bainbridge area, near Dothan Road.  Based on photos, the wind damage from the storm was significant.  Metal siding was ripped, windshields busted on… Read More »

WEATHER: Warm Temps Give Way to Short Cool Spell

Southwest Georgia will see a week of wet weather, followed by a brief cool snap before the weekend.  Here’s the detailed forecast from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee: Detailed Forecast Today Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly… Read More »

WEATHER: Heavy Rain and Severe Weather Possible Monday Night and Tuesday Morning

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama and North Florida could see heavy rain and severe weather tonight and tomorrow.  From the release: Hazards: Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds, Isolated tornadoes Timing of Heavy Rain: Sunday night through Tuesday Timing of Wind/Tornado Threat: Monday night through Tuesday Location of Heavy Rain: Widespread totals of… Read More »