Weather Alert: Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Thursday

In its hazardous outlook for the area, the National Weather Service is warning of the possibility again tomorrow, April 23, 2020, of strong to severe thunderstorms across north and central Georgia.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely across north and central Georgia on Thursday with a low-pressure system bringing multiple rounds of hazardous storms through the forecast area. The
severe threat will begin Thursday morning, starting in western Georgia, and will persist through Thursday night as the system exits eastern and central Georgia. Any thunderstorms that develop
will have the potential to create strong damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, large hail over an inch in diameter, and tornadoes, some of which have the potential to be strong long-track tornadoes.
1 to 2.5 inches of rain are also forecast over the area, with locally higher amounts possible where storms persist for longer periods of time, which will pose a threat for isolated flash flooding. Please stay tuned for updates on the severe threat through tomorrow and be aware of any watches or warnings issued for your area.

On Saturday, isolated thunderstorms will also be possible but no severe threat is expected at this time. The main hazards will be occasional lightning and brief periods of heavy rain.

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