Saturday thunderstorm brought damaging wind and half-inch of rain – will Tuesday’s weather be bad?




A tornado was reported in Thibodaux, La. on Monday morning. (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
Storm damage in Terrell County, GA, on Saturday, April 25. Source: WALB
Storm damage in Terrell County, GA, on Saturday, April 25. Source: WALB

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?

The National Weather Service is currently predicting heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches through Tuesday for an area along the Florida Panhandle. CLICK TO ENLARGE
The National Weather Service is currently predicting heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches through Tuesday for an area along the Florida Panhandle. CLICK TO ENLARGE

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:

Monday night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Current Southwest Georgia Weather Radar:




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