Severe thunderstorms moving toward Decatur County

Published 2:51 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018

A line of potentially severe thunderstorms and gusty winds are forecasted for later this afternoon as they make their way into Southwest Georgia.

The thunderstorms could continue into Friday before a cold front sweeps through our region, according to the National Weather Service. Storms are currently moving across the western Florida panhandle and Southeast Alabama, and are expected to reach Southwest Georgia late this afternoon.

Decatur County students had an early release from school today to avoid release during any bad weather.

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Wind speeds up to 15-25 MPH with gusts hitting 35 MPH are expected leading up to the storm. Damaging winds around 60 MPH are forecasted during the storms.

Despite heavy rainfall, movement of these storms should be quick enough to inhibit flooding. The majority of Decatur County can expect around 1.25-1.5 inches of rain, with some areas in the southern region of the county receiving up to 1.75 inches.

The weather could have adverse effects on recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.