Severe weather season is here and the FOX 31's weather department is watching the potential for severe weather very closely this weekend.
Friday afternoon we TMve been watching a line of showers and thunderstorms moving across Alabama toward Southwest Georgia. While the intensity of these storms was strong earlier I expect the storms fizzle out and the intensity to drop as the rain moves in Friday evening and night.
Saturday the area will have a stationary front in place that will enhance shower and thunderstorm activity across Southwest Georgia. Most of the storms during the day on Saturday will be mainly south of our area into Northern Florida but Saturday night and Sunday a warm front will move into the area and showers and thunderstorm activity should increase. As of this moment the severe thunderstorm threat for Saturday night and Sunday looks low with mainly stratiform showers expected.
The time frame I am most concerned about for severe weather is late Sunday night and Monday. A slow moving cold front will move across Southwest Georgia early Monday through early Tuesday. Conditions look favorable for a strong line of thunderstorms (squall line) to move across the area beginning early Monday. Within this squall line there are good indications that isolated severe thunderstorms and possible tornadic supercells may develop.Friday the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee posted these forecast images to the threat of severe weather late Sunday night and Monday.
Sunday night and Monday are still a good ways off but the set up for severe weather looks fairly interesting and I will keep an eye on it through the weekend.