Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

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Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s Emergency Management director. He shared the following updates from the National Weather Service briefing on the potential threats:

  • There is potential for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight tonight into early Thursday morning as a line of storms moves into the area from the northwest, possibly weakening (confidence is low-to-medium for this system making it into the metro). A Marginal Risk of Severe Storms has been included for Northwestern Georgia, including portions of the metro.
  • Strong to severe storms will be possible again on Thursday afternoon ahead of a frontal boundary approaching the state. A Slight Risk for severe weather has been included for much of the area. A Marginal Risk of severe weather has been included for far northwestern Georgia.

When: 

  • Potential first round tonight/overnight into early Thursday morning
  • Another round of thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon

Hazards:

For tonight and overnight:

  • Damaging wind gusts
  • Hail
  • Brief heavy rain, which could lead to localized flooding issues
  • Frequent Lightning

For Thursday: 

  • Damaging wind gusts
  • Hail
  • Heavy Rain, which could lead to localized flooding issues
  • Frequent Lightning
  • Potential for an isolated, brief tornado

FORECAST

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 91.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

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