Ben's 8PM Wednesday Tropical Update

Ben's Wednesday Night Forecast

***A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH FRIDAY. HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS OF 20-30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. WIND GUSTS OF 40-60 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE***

 

Tropical Storm Hermine has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. It is moving slowly to the northeast. Further strengthening is anticipated through tonight and tomorrow, and it could be a hurricane before making landfall on the Florida panhandle Thursday night. The current model trends then take Hermine right up through central Georgia.

What does this mean for us? Look for clouds and some rain to begin tomorrow night, and pick up in intensity in the overnight hours. We could see a steady heavy rain throughout the day on Friday. WInds will pick up as well. As is usually the case with a landfalling tropical system, we can't rule out a smaller scale brief tornado spinup. The rain looks to leave by Saturday, but not before upwards of five to six inches of rain falls over parts of central Georgia.

This, of course, is subject to change with each new model run. We'll be updating you every step of the way until the storm has passed.

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