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Thunderstorms begin moving across Big Bend, South Georgia area

Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 15:21:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A couple of storms Tuesday could pack a punch of damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and frequent thunder and lightning.

LATEST DISCUSSION:

A cold front will approach from the northwest later on this afternoon leading to the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms. Storms will sink south across the coverage area through the remainder of the afternoon and evening until we dry out late tonight.

TIMELINE:

The best chance for thunderstorm activity will take place between the lunch and dinner hour.

GREATEST RISKS:

A broken line of storms will enter SW Georgia this afternoon bringing the potential for damaging winds and an isolated tornado with frequent thunder and lightning. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Big Bend area under an enhanced risk, while coastal sections of the Big Bend are now under a slight risk.

As always, be sure to follow the ABC 27 First Alert Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. 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

AFTERMATH

Overnight the skies will clear and winds will shift from the north and bring cooler air in as lows sit in the 40's and 50's through the rest of the work week with dry, sunny afternoons in the 70's. But, we've got to get through these storms first!

Be sure to stay weather aware 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:

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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.