UPDATE: Severe Weather Possible Thursday Morning
Still tracking the possibility of severe storms Thursday morning, but things look to be calming down a bit. Nothing really has developed out to the west of us. Officially from NWS, the window looks to be between 12am-9am CST in Alabama and 3am-7am EST in Georgia. I’m thinking more along the lines of 4am-8am CST in Alabama and 7am-10am EST in Georgia. Keep in mind, these timelines could change +/- an hour or two.
A strong cold front coming out of the west will help trigger isolated thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds (main threat) and periods of heavy rainfall with some localized flooding. In Columbus alone, we’ve had close to 4″ of rainfall this month, so the ground is still saturated making it easier for winds to topple trees and power lines. Although the risk is less than 2%, cannot rule out a brief spin up tornado. The front will pass through by late morning/early afternoon on Thursday.
High pressure builds in behind the front making for a cool and pleasant Friday and Saturday. The chance for rain returns to the forecast on Sunday and stays with us through at least the middle of next week.
Temperatures will fall through the day on Thursday hitting the mid 50s to around 60 by the drive home. Overnight lows will dip down into the mid to upper 30s. Friday and Saturday will see highs hovering around the mid 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s. Daytime highs will rebound into the low to mid 60s on Sunday and into the 70s early next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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