Severe weather threat continues overnight for our area
OFFICIAL STATE FLAG SINCE 1940. CHRIS: LIVE SUPER DOPPLER 4 HD CONTINUES TO SHOW A DANGEROUS SITUATION ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AS THIS LINE CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST. WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WIND ENERGY IN THE ATMOSPHERE, ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS YOU NEED TO HAVE A WAY TO RECEIVE WARNINGS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE SEVERE RISK IS NOT DONE. WHAT WE ARE SEEING TOWARD THE ATLANTA METRO AREA, THESE MORE BROKEN STORMS ARE THE ONES WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT AS OUR SOLID SHIELD OF RAIN IS BREAKING UP ACROSS THE AREA. THAT RAIN HAS KEPT US SOMEWHAT STABLE AND KEPT US SOMEWHAT FREE FROM THE SEVERE ASPECT OF THE STORMS FROM THE PAST COUPLE HOURS. HOWEVER, WHERE THE STORMS ARE BREAKING UP AND BECOMING MORE DISCRETE, THEY ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO ROTATION. ROME, GEORGIA, NEAR THE METRO, SEEING SOME STRONG STORMS. THIS IS VERY LIKELY A TORNADO ON THE GROUND, CROSSING THE ALABAMA LINE INTO GEORGIA NEAR TEXAS, GEORGIA, HEADING TOWARDS PEACHTREE CITY. THIS IS A CLASSIC SUPERCELL AND A VERY DANGEROUS STORM. ANOTHER DANGEROUS STORM TOWARD ROME AS THIS ACTIVITY CONTINUES. LOOK AT THE ROTATION IN THIS. AS WE TURN ON ATLANTA’S RADAR, THIS IS SIGNIFICANT ROTATION. VERY LIKELY A TORNADO ON THE GROUND, CROSSING OVER INTO GEORGIA. AS WE TURN ON THE DEBRIS, THIS GIVES US A LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE POTENTIALLY SEEING DEBRIS LOFTING INTO THE CLOUDS. WE ARE SEEING A CLEAR SIGNATURE THAT THERE IS DEBRIS IN THIS AS THE WINDS ARE PICKING THIS UP AND MOVING IT THROUGH. THE CONCERN AT HOME IS A LOT OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL TRY TO BRUSH AGAINST OUR AREA TONIGHT. YOU CAN SEE THE HEAVY, SOLID SHIELD OF RAIN WE HAVE HAD IN PLACE STARTING TO BE MORE BROKEN. THAT LIGHTNING IS PREVALENT OUT THERE, A LIGHT SHOW IN MANY HOURS. LOUD THUNDER AS WELL. WE HAVE SEEN BROAD LEVEL CIRCULATION HERE AND THERE. NOTHING TO CONCERNING RIGHT NOW. WATCHING THIS ACTIVITY IN GEORGIA HAS FLUCTUATED FROM TIME TO TIME. WE WILL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON IT OR THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. KEEP THE TV ON, HAVE A WAY TO RECEIVE THOSE WARNINGS. IF ONE DOES COME DOWN, WE WILL BE ON THE AIR WITH IT. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE TORNADO INGREDIENTS TOWARD METRO ATLANTA. THOSE ARE VERY HIGH. THE ORANGE AND RED INDICATE THE HIGHEST TORNADO THREATS. AT HOME, THE RISK IS TRYING TO BUILD BACK IN FROM THE WEST. WE WILL WATCH THIS CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS, THROUGH CHATTANOOGA, DALTON, DOWN TO ROME, DOWN THE I CORRIDOR TOWARD I-85. ACTIVE TORNADO WATCHES TO THE WEST. WE ARE NOT ANY WATCHES OR WARNINGS. THIS COULD CHANGE AS THE ACTIVITY PUSHES TOWARD THE EAST. NOTICE THE SHIELD OF RAIN WE HAVE OVER US IS PRETTY MUCH GONE BY MIDNIGHT AND THEREAFTER. THAT LEAVES US VULNERABLE TO SOME OF THE DISCRETE CELLS OFF BY THEMSELVES. THAT IS THE ACTION WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR BETWEEN 3:00 AND 4:00 A.M. AS THIS LINE PUSHES TO THE EAST, GIVING US THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG STORMS INTO 5:00 OR 6:00 A.M. THEN THINGS BEGIN TO CALM DOWN AND WE WILL HAVE A NICE FRIDAY. 63 RIGHT NOW IN GREENVILLE. 57 IN ASHEVILLE. 65 IN ABBEVILLE. NOW THAT THE WINDS ARE COMING BACK AROUND TO THE SOUTH, WE ARE SEEING 70’S BUILD INTO PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA. TOMORROW MORNING, WE WILL BE SEEING THE THUNDERSTORMS COME TO AN END AND A MUCH BETTER DAY. HOUR-BY-HOUR, CLEARING SKIES, A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE. WE MAY TOP OUT NEAR 80 DEGREES IN MANY LOCATIONS. 76 IN ASHEVILLE. IT WILL BE A NICE START TO THE WEEKEND AS WELL. LOOK WHAT HAPPENS LATE SUNDAY. A WARM FRONT LIFTS INTO THE AREA, BRINGING RAIN BACK INTO THE PICTURE. THEN SUNDAY, WE WILL WATCH A COLD FRONT SWEEP INTO THE AREA. THIS BRINGS THE CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD RAIN AND POTENTIALLY ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING INTO OUR AREA. WE CLEAR OUT GOING INTO THE EARLY PARTS OF NEXT WEEK WITH DRIER AIR MOVING IN. THE FOUR-DAY LOOKS LIKE THIS. WE ARE IN ALERT MODE INTO TOMORROW MORNING, BUT GIVING A WAY TO BETTER CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY. LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY, THE RAIN BUILDS BACK INTO THE FORECAST WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR STORMS. IT IS EVEN A TOUCH MUGGY OUT THERE IN THE MID-70’S. WE CLEAR OUT INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, INTO THE MID-60’S. POLLEN WILL BE A BIG ISSUE NEXT WEEK WITH THAT SEASON RAMPING UP. ALLERGIES ARE IN FULL SWING. THE FOUR-DAY PLUS IN THE MOUNTAINS, IMPACT DAYS TOMORROW DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR STORMS AND RAIN, THEN AGAIN ON SUNDAY WITH MORE WIDESPREAD
Severe weather threat continues overnight for our area
The threat of possible severe weather continues overnight and into early Friday morning. Several parts of the Upstate and Georgia were under tornado warnings Thursday afternoon but all of the warnings expired by 5:30 p.m.Live skycams here | Live radarStorms to the west will move east bringing the possibility of high winds and some hail. The threat of an isolated tornado continues. You need to stay weather aware overnight and be able to get alerts on your phone. The best way is to download the WYFF News 4 app here and opt in to alerts. To find out how, click here. Live skycams here | Live radar
The threat of possible severe weather continues overnight and into early Friday morning.
Several parts of the Upstate and Georgia were under tornado warnings Thursday afternoon but all of the warnings expired by 5:30 p.m.
Storms to the west will move east bringing the possibility of high winds and some hail. The threat of an isolated tornado continues.
You need to stay weather aware overnight and be able to get alerts on your phone.
The best way is to download the WYFF News 4 app here and opt in to alerts.
To find out how, click here.