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First Alert weather day issued for strong to severe afternoon storms
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 5:42 AM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 1:56 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - There is a Slight Risk (Level 2 out of 5) for all of the CSRA today.

Conditions will be favorable for tornadoes to develop this afternoon and evening.
Conditions will be favorable for tornadoes to develop this afternoon and evening.(WRDW)

We’ve issued a First Alert Weather Day for the entire CSRA due to this risk. Thunderstorms that do form will have the potential to create an isolated tornado, gusty winds, large hail. Afternoon temperatures will be warm in the mid to upper 80s.

Weather Alert Day
Weather Alert Day(WRDW)
Severe Outlook
Severe Outlook(WRDW)

We’ll see a break from the showers as we go through tonight into early Tuesday Morning, but another round of showers and storms will be possible as we head into Tuesday afternoon. Some of our northwestern counties are currently included under a level 1 marginal risk for severe weather.

Temperatures will be well above average with afternoon highs near 90°. The risk for storms will continue through the day on Wednesday and into Wednesday evening as a cold front finally moves through the region. Rain totals through Wednesday night look to range from 1-2 inches across most of the viewing area with higher amounts between 2-3 inches for our western and southern counites.

Drier weather returns for the second half of the work week and into next weekend. Temperatures by Thursday will be cooler in the upper 70s and low 80s. Keep it here for updates.

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