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Severe thunderstorm watch for west Big Bend, southwestern Ga.

Posted at 7:39 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 22:35:06-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the western Florida Big Bend and many southwestern Georgia counties Tuesday evening.

The watch means scattered severe thunderstorms with wind gusts over 60 mph and a few storms with large hail are possible in and around the watch zone.

The severe thunderstorm watch remains in place until 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning that includes Marianna, Chipley, and Bonifay, FL until 11:30 p.m. as well as Moultrie, Adel, and Nashville GA until 11:45 p.m.

The tornado risk is quite low. It is slightly higher across interior southern Georgia and middle Georgia, on the northern flank of the watch zone.

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