SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Friday is a First Alert Weather Day.
Widespread rain, and a few severe storms, are likely Friday as a cold front sweeps through the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
Storms are most-likely between late-morning and late-afternoon; roughly between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Not everyone will see severe weather, but ingredients are in-place for a few severe storms. Damaging wind gusts are the most likely form of severe weather, followed by small hail and isolated tornadoes.
Winds will be howling – even outside of storms – Friday. Sustained winds between 20 and 30 MPH, with gusts approaching 40 MPH, are expected. Showers will be capable of producing wind gusts to 50 MPH and thunderstorms may produce wind gusts greater than 60 MPH.
Hail may be as large as quarters and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Again - not everyone will see severe weather. In fact, some may miss out on heavy rain. More than half of the area will get soaked; a much smaller portion will be directly impacted by severe weather. However, ingredients will support a few nasty storms – capable of producing dangerous weather.
Keep severe weather and “WTOC” alerts turned on in the WTOC Weather App.
GOOD NEWS - The forecast cools off and dries out Friday evening – giving way to a gorgeous Easter weekend.