***Tornado Watch*** until 4pm for much of Middle Georgia. The watch means conditions are favorable for tornado producing storms to develop.
A cold front is helping to drive a line of strong to severe storms from Alabama eastward. Along the line of storms, wind gusts of 60-70 mph will be possible, as well as isolated tornadoes.
There is also the potential for thunderstorms to develop ahead of the main storm line. Those storms could also produce isolated tornadoes.
Timing: the main line of storms associated with the cold front should enter into Middle Georgia between 2 and 5 p.m. The storms will quickly progress eastward through our area during the late afternoon and evening. The storm threat will last longest in our eastern counties, but should be over between 7-10pm. The storm threat will end sooner to the west of I-75.
Although the main storm line will be here early-to-mid afternoon, scattered thunderstorms have developed ahead of it this morning. In isolated cases, those pre-frontal storms could spin up a tornado or two, but even those storms shouldn't be here before noon.
Make sure you have a way to get the latest information should these strong storms hold together and move into Middle Georgia this afternoon. That could be with a weather radio or watching 13WMAZ as we'll break into programming if necessary. You can also get updates from us on Facebook and Twitter.
Stay tuned for the latest updates from the Eyewitness Weather Center and stay safe.