Thunderstorms Overnight Tonight

There is a massive storm system moving in from the midwest, possibly bringing lightning and hail as well as rain and high winds. This system is expected to last into the early morning hours on Friday. Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS below:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT…
ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER NORTH GEORGIA.

.SYNOPSIS…
A WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE TOWARD THE STATE
LATE TODAY. DEEP MOISTURE AND LIFT AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL ALLOW THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF THE AREA
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.PRIMARY HAZARDS…
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS FROM ANY THUNDERSTORM THAT DEVELOPS WILL BE
FREQUENT LIGHTNING…WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.
THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE BETWEEN NOON
AND 10 PM.

.DISCUSSION…
IN SPITE OF INCREASING CLOUD COVER TODAY…COOLER TEMPERATURES
ALOFT AND RICH LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL ALLOW INSTABILITY TO BECOME
FAIRLY HIGH THIS AFTERNOON. CAPE VALUES WILL REACH 1500 TO 2000
J/KG. VERTICAL WIND SHEAR WILL REMAIN WEAK SO ANY STORM THAT
DEVELOPS WILL REMAIN DISORGANIZED. HOWEVER…STORMS MAY STILL
BECOME BRIEFLY SEVERE…ESPECIALLY ACROSS WESTCENTRAL AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA. IN ADDITION…PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL BE HIGH
TODAY WITH VALUES AROUND 1.8 INCHES. STORMS WILL MOVE SLOWLY TODAY
AND SOME AREAS MAY RECEIVE 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD
OF TIME WHICH COULD RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…
AS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT
MOVE CLOSER TO THE STATE FRIDAY…SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL WITH SOME POSSIBLY SEVERE.
THE FRONT WILL MOVE OUT OF THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND KEEP
CONDITIONS STABLE THROUGH MONDAY…AFTER WHICH ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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