View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Severe weather expected this afternoon

POSTED: June 13, 2013 3:21 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon in north Georgia.

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said local officials will be closely monitoring the developing weather.

"Thursday afternoon and evening could turn out to be quite interesting in north Georgia, if storms start developing the way the latest computer models say," he said.

"The day is going to be mostly sunny and very hot and muggy. Thunderstorms are forecasted to develop in far north Georgia around mid-afternoon and quickly become strong."

A front of colder air moving in this afternoon and combining with excessive surface heat could lead to strong downdrafts, with gusts to 70 mph and large hail up to 2 inches in diameter.

The National Weather Service estimates the cold front will roll into North Georgia between 2 and 4 p.m. Weather models show the Gainesville to Atlanta metro area in severe storm range from 3 to 8 p.m.

The storm is expected to produce damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and heavy rain.

The storms are not predicted to stay in one area long, but will produce high rainfall, though no significant flooding is expected.

 Swafford urges the community to monitor local media and NOAA weather radio for developing information.

 

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Meth lab found in southeast...
Drug investigators were on ...
Food, fun and football
Football isn’t the only thi...
‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR...
Affectionately known as ‘Aw...
Board of Elections member r...
Board of Elections and Vote...
Tigers take tri-meet
Brett Whalen attempts to pi...
Lady Tigers remain perfect
Peytan Porter looks for an ...
Banks County outlasts team
Forward J.T. Eggert pulls d...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...