What to know ahead of Sunday's severe weather — FIRST ALERT DAY


No other watches or warnings are now in effect for the Lowcountry, but they are expected as the storm system moves closer. Main threat will be the damaging straight line winds 50-60mph+. We'll take the rain, but we can do without the severe weather.

"Winds still remain the biggest concern as some stronger storms could produce 40+ miles per hour winds", Prinz said. It's going to be with us through Saturday night, bringing a risk of strong to severe storms with it.

Sunday Night: Cloudy with Lingering Rain Showers - Possibly Changing Over to Some Snow. Additionally, overnight tonight Freeze Watches are in effect for parts of the TN/NC mountains where temperatures could be below freezing. Flooding is listed as a lesser threat, with the exception of localized flooding from periods of heavy rain.

Northwest Florida has a risk of seeing some severe weather Sunday from around 12 a.m.to 7 a.m.

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By evening, scattered rain and gusty storms will spread over more of north Georgia. A tornado can't be ruled out either, especially south of the 'Burg itself. Highs will drop back middle 70s for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This is not expected to be a particularly cold or wet system with less than a quarter inch of QPF and only a few inches of snow possible above 4500-5000 feet.

Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement following severe weather that passed through the state on Saturday, April 14. Right now better rain/storm chances are setting up for the start of the weekend as a stronger storm system and cold front moves in.

After the cold front, the weather will be much cooler Monday as highs will struggle to reach 70.