Severe weather possible later afternoon into night
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 0:55
In Georgia, meteorologist Laura Belanger says about 75 percent of the state could experience severe weather around sunrise and see it ramp up after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least two weak tornadoes caused damage Monday, one in western Greenville and Pickens counties and another in northwest Laurens County.
Round three is expected to come in the evening with storms developing through 9 p.m.
That front could bring possibility of further storm activity during the predawn hours Thursday, but forecasters remain hopeful that the front will not be as severe as Wednesday's storm, Stroz said.
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will be possible on Wednesday, with damaging wind gusts and marginally severe hail the main storm threats.
Once the storms push south of us and offshore, the day will be breezy with clearing skies.
Several rounds of severe weather are possible Wednesday through Thursday morning and that include the possibility of severe thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes. The SPC said there is a 2 percent to 5 percent probability of tornadoes in northeast SC, central and east North Carolina, east Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and south New Jersey.
The thunderstorms are likely to increase in coverage and intensity Thursday morning.
A release from the weather service this morning said there are no current advisories, but a tornado watch/watches are expected. Partner that with wind shear and strong jet stream winds, it could be the ingredients for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. These storms are expected to become severe rather quickly and will be traveling northeast around 50 miles per hour. Make sure to have a way to receive any warnings that may be issued, either through a weather radio, or your WHSV News App. Highs on Friday will climb to near 50 degrees after lows near freezing.