Severe storms a possibility across Southwest Georgia

Dark clouds in Ashburn, GA. / Rheya Spigner

A slight risk of severe storms continues for Southwest Georgia Saturday afternoon and evening.

A strong front will sweep across the area Saturday from west to east. A line of thunderstorms has formed ahead of the front Saturday morning.

There is potential for the stronger storms in this line to produce damaging winds. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out if any supercells develop out ahead of the main line. The best chance for severe storms will be in northern counties: Ben Hill, Coffee, Crisp, Lee, Terrell, Turner and Sumter.

Shortly after noon, the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for Crisp and Sumter County until 3 PM.

The main line of storms entered the area Saturday mid-morning and will exit eastern areas by 9 PM.

With these forecasted storms, damaging winds are possible in stronger storms. Flooding is not a concern as strong winds should keep storms progressing steadily to the east.

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