MACON, Ga. -- An incoming warm front will bring Middle Georgia severe weather chances this weekend. Our main threats remain strong wind and frequent lightning.
All of the mid-state will be at risk for strong, and possibly, severe storms Saturday. Areas south of Warner Robins and west of I-75 are at the greatest risk of severe storms.
The severe weather in Georgia will rely heavily on what happens along the gulf coast of Florida. Their severe weather chances will come earlier in the day. If they see widespread severe weather and multiple tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings, our chances of severe weather in the afternoon will be cut significantly.
The timing for our severe weather as of Friday morning is a bit complicated. We will see heavy rain move in as early as 4-6 a.m. on Saturday. If the rain is heavy enough flash flooding is possible. The late afternoon through the evening will feature our best chance of strong to severe thunderstorms.
Our main threats from this system will be strong winds and frequent lightning. Isolated tornadoes and supercells cannot be ruled out.
Saturday morning is the time when the heaviest rain will move through. Scattered to widespread rain will be possible through Monday. A few isolated areas could see more than 1 1/2 inches of rain during that time.
A smaller chance of severe weather is possible on Sunday. Thunderstorms will be out of the forecast by late Monday.
The WGXA Weather team may issue a Weather Warn Day for Saturday if data continues to suggest an elevated risk of severe weather. Stay tuned to WGXA News on-air and online for updates.