It rained throughout the morning of Saturday, April 25 in most of Southwest Georgia, and a Saturday afternoon storm made many residents take cover.
The U.S. Geological Service recorded 0.45 inches of rain Saturday on the Flint River at Bainbridge, while the Decatur County Public Works recorded half an inch.
Some parts further north, including Baker and Terrell Counties, saw more than a half an inch of rain, as well as hail and damaging winds.
9.957 inches of rain have been recorded during the month of April in Bainbridge, with amounts 1-2 inches higher reported by citizen weather gauges.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 and lasted until 8 p.m. Saturday night. The National Weather Service weather alert warned of wind speeds up to 70 miles per hour and hail.
Tuesday weather for Southwest Georgia – is storm headed our way?
A large, powerful storm system caused flooding in southern Mississippi and southern Louisiana on Monday and left behind significant wind damage.
There was a report of a tornado near Thibodaux, La., and parts of I-10 near New Orleans were temporarily shut down due to wind blowing debris across the roadway.
Students at Louisiana State University were told to “shelter in place” and there were photos showing several inches of water inside an LSU dorm hallway.
The National Weather Service is currently forecasting that the Florida Panhandle could receive between 2-4 inches of rain between Monday night and Tuesday. However, the forecast shows the rain system moving due east, primarily affecting north-central Florida.
One future rainfall map shows Dothan, AL, could receive more than an inch of rain on Tuesday, with the area between Donalsonville and Thomasville receiving less rain. Tallahassee is expected to get more than a half-inch of rain on Tuesday, so we will have to wait and see how the weather patterns move.
Here is the current forecast for Southwest Georgia as of 3 p.m. Monday: