Severe storms likely Friday morning

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Strong to severe storms are looking more and more likely as we get closer to a cold front approaching. Main threats will be damaging winds, brief spin-up tornadoes, and large hail. We will also see the possibility of some flash flooding as our rain totals could be as high as 1-2″ in just a matter of a few hours.

Timing for the system could be as early as 4am, but looks likely sometime after 6am to enter the Middle Georgia area. The storms will likely exit the area by late in the afternoon bringing a cool down with lows in the 40’s.

Now is the time to prepare for the storms as sever weather is possible during hours when many are still asleep. Good ways to get warnings include weather radios, 41 NBC Accuweather app, and television.

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.