A storm front’s to hit the Columbus area this evening with gusting winds and possibly some isolated tornadoes.
The National Weather Service is warning that a cold front sweeping from the West into the Southeast will hit moist air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico to create a “moderate severe weather threat,” with sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph – strong enough to break tree limbs, displace light-weight objects and make driving tall vehicles tricky.
The weather service has issued a wind advisory until 7 p.m. for area counties such as Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Schley, Talbot, Troup, Coweta, Stewart, Sumter and Webster.
Here’s the forecast for Columbus today and Tuesday:
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Showers and storms after 1 p.m. today, west wind 20-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph, high 81, chance of rain 80 percent. Storms may continue until 1 a.m. tonight, low 49, southwest wind 10 to 15 mph turning north, with gusts up to 20 mph.
Sunny Tuesday, high 67, northeast wind 5-15 mph, gusting up to 20 mph. Clear Tuesday night, low 39, east wind 5 mph, becoming calm.