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Chance for severe weather returns this weekend

May 3, 2019----4:00 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE

The National Weather Service has released their severe weather outlook for the weekend.

What:

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday & Sunday as a frontal boundary impacts the state of Georgia. Please stay weather aware this weekend as we have been fielding a few calls about outdoor events/festivals this weekend. There is some potential for the Storm Prediction Center Outlooks to be upgraded.

Where:

Saturday: Across northern portions of the state, including the Atlanta Metro

Sunday: Mainly along and south of a line from Columbus to Macon to Athens

Timing:

Saturday: Mainly during the afternoon and evening. There could even be a second round of thunderstorms overnight. 

Sunday: Early in the morning. Storms may fire up again during the afternoon.

Primary Hazards Through the Weekend:

  • Damaging Wind Gusts
  • Large Hail
  • Frequent Lightning
  • Localized Flooding