***A TROPICAL STORM WARNING 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 65 mph. It is moving slowly to the north-northeast. Further strengthening is anticipated through this morning and into this evening, and is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall on the Florida panhandle early Friday morning. The current model trends then take Hermine through extreme southeastern central Georgia.
What does this mean for us? Look for clouds and some rain to begin tonight, 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, especially across our southeastern counties. 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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