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Severe storms move out of Big Bend, South Georgia Monday morning

Posted at 9:37 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 10:54:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — We have declared a First Alert Weather Day for late Sunday, early Monday as a cold front threatens to bring all modes of severe weather to the Big Bend and South Georgia area.

LATEST DISCUSSION:

Current watches/warnings in effect: Tornado Watch issued for Big Bend, South Georgia counties until 11 a.m.

TIMING:

Locally, our threat will begin late Sunday night and spill into Monday morning as the cold front passes through. Severe storms will continue to be likely after sunrise across the southeastern third of the region.

MAIN THREATS:

Threats will likely include all modes of severe weather including tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and some hail. Locally heavy rainfall cannot be ruled out.

The enhanced risk (level 3 of 5) areas have been expanded to include much of South Georgia and North Florida.

The primary threats with these storms will be:

• Destructive winds
• Tornadoes embedded in the line of storms

That could mean numerous downed trees, damage to building, and power outages in our area.

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.