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First Alert Weather Day: Tornado watch for most local counties overnight

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 23:23:07-04

(WTXL) — Isolated thunderstorms have impacted south-central Georgia with strong wind gusts and hail at Moody AFB, but more chances for some active weather and severe storms continue across southern Georgia and the Big Bend overnight.

A First Alert Weather Day is designated now through early Monday, as a couple of storm systems can bring times of severe wind gusts, heavy rain, and a couple of tornadoes.

A tornado watch is in effect for all Big Bend counties and many south Georgia counties until 7:00 a.m.

A cold front is expected to move into the South Monday morning, bringing with it another round of severe thunderstorms at different times, and in different amounts.

EARLY MONDAY:

Early Monday morning, a line of thunderstorms will cross through the Big Bend and southern Georgia regions. This line will reach counties near Lake Seminole as soon as 2:00 a.m., reaching eastern zones near I-75 by 10:00 a.m. Much of this activity will occur in the hours before and after sunrise, containing strong wind gusts, some exceeding 60mph, along with the chance for an few tornadoes.

HOW TO GET PREPARED:

It's always good to follow the ABC 27 First Alert Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter.

Also, be sure to download the Storm Shield App to get watches and warnings delivered straight to your phone to stay updated through the weekend. Get the app today: iPhone/iPad | Android

For more tips and a guide on how to make sure you have a plan prepared, check out our 2019 Severe Weather Guide below:

ABC 27's 2019 Severe We... by WTXL ABC 27 on Scribd

Below is a list of Tallahassee radio stations that provide ABC 27's weather updates:

  • 103.1 The Wolf
  • Tally 99.9
  • HOT 104.9
  • Kool Oldies 106.1

Here's a list of links to report power outages in your area:

City of Tallahassee utilities customers can report power outages here.

Talquin Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages here.

Talquin Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages here.

Duke Energy customers can report power outages here.

Colquitt Electric Membership customers can report power outages here.

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages here.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages here.

Georgia Power customers can report power outages here.