FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Few severe storms possible as Claudette passes north

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 9:53 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 7:09 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Sunday is a First Alert Weather Day. Tropical Depression Claudette continues to bring in tropical moisture over the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry this afternoon.

In addition to the the overall windy conditions, bands of showers and thunderstorms have been responsible for knocking trees down this afternoon

THREATS | This is an isolated threat, but there is a risk of torrential rain and street flooding with heavier thunderstorms that manage to develop through this afternoon. The strongest storms will also be capable of producing wind gusts between 40 and 60 MPH, as well as isolated tornadoes. We have already seen some trees fall within stronger storms today.

TIMING | We are closely watching a band of thunderstorms north of I-16 producing heavy rain, wind gusts over 30 miles per hour and lightning.. The threat of severe weather peaks between now and 8 p.m., or so, across the Savannah Metro.

ACTIONS | Make sure your phones are charged in case trees or power lines go down! It is important to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. Make sure they are turned on in the WTOC Weather APP!

Even though storms have remained relatively tame so far, it is important to remember that weather conditions may change, quickly, across a relatively small area.

The WTOC Weather Team will keep you updated through the day on TV, at and in the WTOC Weather App.

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