The National Weather Service has issued a warning for southwest Georgia as a storm system rolls into the area today. Although the threat is low, there is the possibility of a severe storm and possibly a weak tornado in our area this afternoon.
With the dry weather over the last two months, we wanted to give everyone a heads up that thunderstorms will return to the forecast Tuesday with the Storm Prediction Center placing most of the region under a Marginal Risk. A thunderstorm or two may be strong with isolated damaging wind gusts and a small chance of a weak, brief tornado.
A frontal boundary remains near the area with thunderstorms possible across much of the region Tuesday. During the afternoon/evening a brief, weak, tornado may be possible, mostly in areas north of Tallahassee. This is a low threat but was enough for the Storm Prediction Center to include our area in a Marginal Risk. A strong thunderstorm or two would also be possible. The best timing for strong storms and a brief tornado would be 11AM-5PM ET. However, general thunderstorms may continue through Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
Outside of the storms- highs will drop to the 70s Thursday and Friday behind the front. Lows will drop to the 50s Wednesday night and parts of SE AL and SW GA may drop into the 40s Thursday night. –NWS