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Strong thunderstorms are possible tomorrow

Severe weather chances for Saturday afternoon and evening.

MACON, Ga. -- Strong to severe storms are possible in the mid-state tomorrow afternoon and evening due to a cold front pushing into the southeast.

This cold front has caused problems throughout the country over the past few days. Iowa was the hardest hit. They had multiple reports of tornadoes on Thursday. Friday this front will bring heavy rain and a tornado risk to from central Missouri into the Ohio valley.

Thankfully for Middle Georgia this system will lose a lot of steam when it drops into Tennessee by early Saturday morning. The tornado threat will be near zero by the time this cold front pushes into Georgia. However strong wind gusts could be a problem if these storms materialize in our area.

The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Our best chances for this severe weather will come during the late afternoon and evening. Most of the rain will wrap up by midnight. A few more strong storms may be possible on Sunday afternoon.

There is some disagreement among the various weather models about Saturday's storms. Half of the models are showing widespread rain and thunderstorms, while the other half leaves us dry.

One thing the models are not disagreeing on is the wind speeds. Regardless if we see thunderstorms or not strong winds are expected in the mid-state Saturday.

Stick with us both on-air and online for the latest on our severe weather chances.

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