First Alert Weather Day: Severe afternoon storms possible

Published: Jun. 19, 2023 at 3:55 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2023 at 9:20 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Monday is a First Alert Weather Day. Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon.

Be sure to download the free WTOC First Alert Weather app to receive alerts about severe weather threats. You can also download WTOC+ on your Roku or Amazon Fire device. You can find out more about the First Alert Weather app and WTOC+ here.

Get ready for a very wet week!

Showers and storms build in during the afternoon into the evening. Pockets of heavy rain will be possible, starting a wet trend that continues through the end of the week. There’s a slight risk for severe weather this afternoon, damaging wind remains the biggest threat.

The low moving into the area will keep our rain chances elevated with afternoon showers and storms continuing each afternoon. This will keep our high temperatures below average, with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Through Wednesday, many of our communities will receive around three inches of rain. Excessive rainfall is the biggest threat this week. The chance for flooding increases daily, especially for low-lying areas.

Toward the end of the week, a low will persist near the area. High rain chances continue into the weekend with highs still in the low to mid 70s.

Tropical forecast:

A tropical depression is expected to form early this week in the mid-Atlantic. This system will continue to move west toward the Lesser Antilles through the week! We are watching another tropical wave also moving off the coast of Africa with a low-end chance of developing this week. No local impacts are expected now, but we will continue to keep you updated!

The next two names on the list are Bret and Cindy.