A strong storm system is set to affect the regions of east Alabama and west Georgia during the late hours of tonight until late Tuesday morning. This weather event presents multiple hazards and threats.
There is a potential for heavy rainfall and flooding in the area. Strong non-thunderstorm winds are expected to begin on Monday afternoon. The heavy rain is forecasted to move into east Alabama and West Georgia by 4:00 am on Tuesday morning.
The main concerns are heavy rain and strong winds. There could be 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than 3 hours, with a total storm rainfall of 2-4 inches in our area. Additionally, non-thunderstorm wind gusts could reach up to 45 mph. There is also a possibility of severe winds exceeding 60 mph with the main line, especially south of I 20. The tornado threat is mainly south of the LaGrange to Macon to Augusta line.
Currently, there are already issued watches and warnings for our area. A Flood Watch is in effect until 7:00 pm on January 9, as excessive runoff may lead to flooding. There is also a Wind Advisory in place until 7:00 pm on January 9, with winds ranging from 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.
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