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Tornado Watch in place for most of South Georgia, Big Bend

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 23:23:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for all counties in the Big Bend and South Georgia (excluding the eastern-most counties) until 7:00 AM on Sunday.

Storms moving through the Big Bend and South Georgia will be capable of producing a tornado tonight into tomorrow morning. Isolated, damaging wind gusts of up to 70 mph are possible.

Heavy rain and flooding are the main hazards as bands of rain from Tropical Depression Claudette push into the region tonight and Sunday.

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