A Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms is Forecast Today and/or Tonight

Isolated strong gusts and a tornado or two remain possible from across parts of Georgia

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Happy New Year!

A Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms has been issued for areas long and north of Highway 280 in the South GA TV viewing area for the rest of New Year’s Day.

This includes a 5% chance of an isolated tornado and 5% chance of damaging winds.

There is also a Flash Flood Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday evening for Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Worth counties in the South GA TV viewing area.

3 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected with isolated pockets of up to 6 inches of rainfall possible! Watch for rising water! Never cross a water-covered roadway!

*UPDATE

TORNADO WATCH  IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BALDWIN BIBB BLECKLEY COLUMBIA CRAWFORD DOOLY GLASCOCK GREENE HANCOCK HOUSTON JEFFERSON JONES LINCOLN MACON MCDUFFIE PEACH PULASKI PUTNAM RICHMOND TALIAFERRO TWIGGS WARREN WASHINGTON WILKES WILKINSON

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

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Meteorologist Matthew Crumley

@MattSouthGATV