Latest on severe weather threat

March 29, 2022–5:30 p.m.

FLOYD COUNTY EMA – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

ere’s the latest on the upcoming storm system that is expected to begin affecting the area with gusty winds as early as tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. The heavy rain/severe potential holds off until late tomorrow evening and overnight… continuing into Thursday for parts of our southern and eastern counties. Please read below for more details.

Main points / highlights:

  • Wind Advisory has been issued for much of north and central Georgia beginning around 11AM Wednesday and continuing through 8AM Thursday. 
    • Sustained winds 15-30 mph with gusts of 35-45 mph at times can be expected.
  • The risk for severe weather will increase (from west to east) across the area after 10 PM tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. An ENHANCED risk (level 3 of 5) is touching the Alabama/Georgia state line mainly for strong/damaging winds but a few tornadoes are possible as well.
  • Heavy rain will accompany the line of showers and storms with widespread 1-2 inches expected. 
    • IMPACTS? Several fast-responding creeks and streams will likely approach flood stage in addition to an elevated threat of isolated flash flooding.

Graphics:

1. Storm Prediction (Day 2 and 3) Outlooks. 

NOTE: these will become Day 1 and 2 after midnight tonight)

This graphic is the severe risk outlook through Wednesday night (approx. 8AM Thurs).

This graphic (below) is the severe risk outlook for Thursday (after 8AM)

2. Non-thunderstorm Gusty winds / Wind Advisory (11AM Wed through 8AM Thurs)

3. Expected Storm Total Rainfall for Wednesday night through Thursday

**locally higher amounts can be expected**

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