A couple severe storms possible Mother’s Day Weekend

Scattered severe storms possible this weekend

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A couple of strong to severe storms are possible this weekend. The greatest chance of thunderstorms arrives the second-half of the weekend.

Sunday is a First Alert Weather Day.

You’ll feel the warmth and humidity this weekend. An approaching storm system is forecast to tap into some of the atmospheric ingredients (like heat and moisture) across the area and produce scattered showers and storms.

Saturday Afternoon:

Isolated showers and thunderstorms may develop along the sea breeze as it moves inland. The risk of storms becoming strong is quite low, but frequent lightning, breezy winds and brief heavy rain are possible.

Saturday Evening:

As sea breeze thundershowers wind down, the First Alert Weather team will be watching a cluster of storms across southwest, and middle, Georgia late in the day. While not certain, these storms may move eastward and impact far-inland communities of the Coastal Empire during the mid-evening and early overnight.

There is a low risk of gusty winds and small hail with these storms.

Sunday:

Mother’s Day begins mostly dry, under some clouds. It’ll feel quite muggy. As the temperature warms, the chance of pop-up thunderstorms is forecast to increase.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely by mid-afternoon Sunday and there is a low chance that a couple storms may become strong or severe; producing wind gusts to 60 MPH and hail to the size of quarters, or so.

While the risk of severe weather gradually diminishes Sunday evening, showers may linger into Monday morning ahead of a drying trend next week.

Bottom line – severe weather is possible, but not certain, in our area this weekend. Do not cancel plans, but keep an eye on the forecast and alerts turned “on” in the WTOC Weather App.

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