Columbus, Georgia (WRBL)- We are keeping an eye on the weather on Tuesday as we track a strong storm system that is already bringing severe weather to our west. The first threat of severe weather will occur as early as 4 a.m. tomorrow morning, ahead of the main storm line. This first wave will be out by late morning and the front will move in by 12 p.m. This second wave is expected to leave our southeastern counties by 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.
A slight risk (2 out of 5) has now been extended to portions of the News 3 viewing area. These include Lee, Muscogee, Marion and Southwest counties. Our primary threats still remain isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph within the storms; However; Winds without thunderstorms can still reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour along the front.
Conditions will improve again just in time for the holidays. Expect just a few passing clouds throughout the day on Thursday and cooler values in the morning. Lows will fall nearly 20 degrees into the low 40s.
The rest of the week will remain pleasant with moving clouds and a slight chance of rain on Friday. Temperatures will remain consistent with lows in the mid to upper 40s and highs in the mid to upper 60s.