BE PREPARED! SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

April 6, 2017

On a scale of 1 to 5, most of GA including Cherokee County is at a 4 - MODERATE risk for severe weather tomorrow, Wednesday. This is not meant to cause panic but instead to remind you of a few things.

*Make sure you have a severe weather plan & know where you will take cover if a tornado warning is issued for your location.

* Make sure you have more than one way to receive a severe weather alert if a warning is issued for your location sometime tomorrow. DO NOT DEPEND on outdoor warning sirens to alert you inside your home. They are meant for outdoor warning only for areas where people may not have another way to get a warning (such as a park, shopping center, etc.). They are NOT designed to be heard inside your home. Please consider a NOAA Weather Radio for home as well as an app for your smart phone. (You can also sign up for CodeRED weather warnings).

* Make sure you pay attention to the forecast more details to come regarding timing. Get the latest information at NWS Atlanta website.

Here is the current forecast:

Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms are expected on Wednesday.

What: Damaging Winds, Large Hail, Several Tornadoes, and Frequent Lightning are the main Hazards.

          Strong Tornadoes will be possible.

          Heavy Rain can also be expected with minor flooding possible.

When: There could be one round after midnight tonight near the Alabama border south of Interstate 20.

Then most of the activity is expected late Wednesday morning, through the afternoon and into the overnight until the cold front passes late afternoon and overnight  Wednesday. 

Confidence: Medium to high.

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