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Severe Thunderstorm Risk in the Southeast Today

15 Feb 2017, 10:03 am

There is a threat for severe thunderstorms today in the Southeast. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has focused on areas ahead of a system dropping into the region. A slight risk for severe storms has been pinpointed for Southeast Georgia and coastal areas of South Carolina. SPC is monitoring this region for an increase in severe storms and the need to issue a watch box. Areas in North Florida will be the focus zone for later this afternoon.

There is a small risk for tornadoes, mainly through midday, in Georgia and South Carolina closer to a low pressure center. A slightly better chance exists for wind gusts above 58 mph. The risk for large hail is very low.

A cold front moving to the south and east will create scattered showers and thunderstorms. The first wave of storms will push offshore into the Atlantic Ocean, away from South Carolina and Georgia through midday. A few more storms will develop in Florida later this afternoon and continue into this evening.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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