What to expect – Scott breaks down Thursday night’s storms

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Going into Thursday night, weather conditions will be decorating. A strong frontal system is developing in the mid-section of the county. Strong and severe storms will be approaching the western Wiregrass after 11 PM Thursday evening and will exit to the east around sunrise Friday morning.

The primary risk area is in the western half of the WDHN viewing area, where there is an ‘enhanced risk’ (3 out of 5) for severe storms developing. The eastern half of the area, including Dothan, SW Georgia and portions of the Florida Panhandle are under a ‘slight risk’ for severe storms developing. The main threat will be wind in excess of 60 mph. There is also a developing threat for a few tornadoes to develop as well. It is likely that there will be a tornado watch issued for the entire area Thursday evening and lasting into the early morning hours Friday. 

As the system clears out of the Wiregrass, the severe weather threat will be shifting to the east. We will have a few showers here and there through Friday afternoon and evening. Conditions will remain breezy through Saturday afternoon. No rain or storms will be expected for the weekend.

Thursday night will be an Action 18 Weather Alert night. This means we are expecting severe storms and it is a good idea to make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. We will have everything you need to know here on our website, our social media pages, and on WDHN-TV over the air. Another tool you should consider adding to your tool kit is the WDHN Weather app. Our app will send you weather alerts based on your location and it is also a great tool for tracking the storms.

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