Tornadoes and thunderstorms likely tonight in South and Coastal Georgia

Georgia missed out on the snow from a storm system that made its way through the South Sunday and Monday, but parts of the Peach state may be in for thunderstorms and tornadoes from that same storm system.

According to AccuWeather meteorologists, some of the thunderstorms that will ignite across northern and central Florida, southern and central Georgia and perhaps as far to the north as the eastern parts of the Carolinas could turn severe and spawn strong wind gusts, flash flooding and the potential for a few isolated tornadoes. In the strongest storms, winds may be strong enough to knock over trees and lead to power outages.

“A small number of the strongest storms could produce a brief tornado, especially from northern Florida to southern Georgia,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

Thunderstorms are likely to push eastward across the Florida Panhandle, southeastern Alabama and south-central Georgia during the mid- to late-afternoon hours on Monday.

“During Monday night, heavy, gusty and perhaps isolated severe thunderstorms are expected to shift to the upper and middle part of the Florida east coast, the low country of South Carolina and the Outer Banks of North Carolina just ahead of the leading edge of colder air,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker said.

Once colder air arrives, the severe weather threat will end in the Southeast, but on Tuesday, it is possible for some locally heavy storms to erupt in South Florida, where the arrival of cold air will be much slower.

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