An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and evening across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, where the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Moderate Risk (level 4 of 5). While the main threat area is west of Georgia, this system needs to be closely monitored tomorrow for any lingering severe thunderstorms that may track into Georgia late Wednesday night through Thursday.
In the Moderate Risk area, tornadoes and strong damaging winds are likely, including the potential for strong (EF2+) tornadoes and significant gusts over 75 mph. The line is expected to move through Louisiana and Mississippi tomorrow afternoon and early evening. It is then forecast to move through Alabama as a weakening line of storms later tomorrow evening before entering western Georgia after midnight into early Thursday morning.
The main window for any strong to severe storms in Georgia would be early Thursday morning for western portions of the state and later Thursday morning and afternoon for the remainder of Georgia. SPC has issued a Slight Risk (level 2 of 5) for most of Georgia on Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. A cold front will bring gradual clearing from west to east throughout the day on Thursday before pushing the broken line of storms off the coast Thursday evening.