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Squall line clears out of Big Bend, South Georgia area

Posted at 9:57 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:12:18-05

(WTXL) — A strong line of storms is starting to clear out of our local area.

LATEST DISCUSSION

ABC 27 is declared Thursday a First Alert Weather Day because we had higher confidence that a line of thunderstorms producing damaging wind gusts would effect many, if not all, local counties at some point in time Thursday, including during work and school hours.

TIMING

Tri-state counties in the Lake Seminole region began seeing inclement weather early Thursday. That bad weather is expected to continue moving into the eastern counties (Suwannee River/ I-75) through 9 p.m.

Things will settle down and cool down starting Friday.

BIGGEST THREATS?

Main hazard: Wind gusts. A majority of the area will get 40-50 mph gusts with the storms. Some areas will get 55-65 mph storm gusts. Isolated gusts as

AFTERMATH

We will dry out and clear out by Friday and follow that up with a gorgeous, sunny weekend, but we've got to get through these storms first! Be sure to stay weather aware starting tomorrow and have multiple ways to receive watches, warnings, and reliable weather information.

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 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.

Mitchell Electric Membership Corporation customers can report power outages here.

Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia customers can report power outages here.

Thomasville Utilities customers can report power outages here.

City of Moultrie Utilities customers can report power outages here.