Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
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Region under upgraded "moderate" threat for severe weather today

Region under upgraded

Another good night to leave those windows open.

Behind the front, there will be another blast of cooler air moving in on Monday. Highs will peak in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies with winds of 15-30 miles per hour. Highs in the upper 70s, some areas could reach 80 again. Because of the expected progression of this line of storms in the Sunday morning hours, the system may lose some ability to maintain its organization, and some (but not complete) weakening is possible. An isolated thunderstorm is not out of the question. Also, the chilliest morning during the work week looks to be Tuesday with lower 40s otherwise nighttime temperatures will mainly be in the 50s.

Expectations for occasional strong and severe storms Sunday morning have not drastically changed.

The central US experienced a severe storms outbreak on Friday.

The Storm Prediction Center outlines a large area where severe storms are possible Saturday from the Gulf Coast north to southern Kentucky, and the *ENHANCED* risk area now includes the Tennessee Valley. An isolated tornado is not out of the question. "The threat of heavier rains of up to 3-5", with possible flooding, should occur east of Acadiana, into Eastern Louisiana. Everything looks to move out by sunrise on Monday, so this will not be a whole day event. We do still expect things to be quite active around here during the afternoon hours with our first true severe weather event of the Spring season. Lows Monday will dip into the upper 30s to low 40s.

A pretty quiet week in store once we get through Monday. As high pressure to our south moves offshore Tuesday, temperatures will warm with above normal temperatures expected Wednesday and Thursday. Stay with WALB News 10 for updates as we continue to track these storms.

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