Strong to Severe Storms Wednesday Night into Thursday
All eyes are Wednesday night into Thursday morning as confidence is increasing for strong to severe storms to develop. With ample moisture from the Gulf, strong shear and moderate instability to tap into, a MARGINAL to SLIGHT risk for severe weather remains in place for our area. Damaging winds of 60+ mph, periods of heavy rainfall with flash flooding and a few brief tornadoes will all be concerns heading into Wednesday night. Timeline working west to east from Alabama to Georgia looks to be between 8pm Wednesday night through 10am Thursday morning. This timeline can and probably will shift, so be sure to check back for updates on that.
A strengthening cold front coming in from the west will slam into warm, moist are up from the Gulf bringing heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms to the region. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will stay with us through Thursday evening as that front moves through Thursday. Rainfall totals could reach 2-4″, so a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the northern half of our viewing area.
We’ll get a break from the rain on Friday before a fast moving short wave crossing the Appalachians brings another chance for showers on Saturday. Sunday looks to be dry to wrap up the weekend.
Highs and lows will remain above the norm through Thursday before we cool down on Friday with highs in the low to mid 50s and lows in the mid to upper 30s.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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