Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for strong storms this afternoon and evening

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Middle Georgia until 10 pm. This means that any storms this afternoon and evening have all the atmospheric ingredients to become severe.

Main threats with storms tonight will be damaging winds with gusts over 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy rain, and there is an isolated tornado threat.

Be sure you have a way to get severe weather warnings, that could include the 41 NBC Accuweather app, television, and social media.

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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.