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Tornado Watch issued for Big Bend, South Georgia

Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 17:07:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Weather Service has issued multiple Tornado Watches for portions of the Big Bend and South Georgia through 11 p.m. ET.

Tornado Warnings are in place for Seminole, Decatur, Colquitt, and Bainbridge until 5:00 p.m.

In Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, and Brooks the Tornado Watch is in effect until 7 p.m.

In Suwannee, Clinch, Hamilton, Echols, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Thomas, Colquitt, Lowndes, Lanier, Cook, Berrien, and Lafayette the Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 p.m.

A line of strong storms with heavy downpours will move through the area between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Some of these storms will contain heavy downpours, gusty winds and possibly a tornado.

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