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Tornado Threat Has Just Increased In The CSRA

As residents in the CSRA and beyond are preparing for Hurricane Michael, we now have another weather related issue to worry about.

According to WRDW, our area is under an enhanced risk of tornadic activity due to the storm.

Overnight, expect between 20-50 mile per hour wind gusts, with heavy rain and possible tornadoes.

These counties are under a tornado watch until 2 a.m.: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Screven, Jenkins, Emanuel, Washington, Wilkes, Glascock, Warren, Jefferson, Taliaferro, Hancock, Lincoln, and McDuffie.

Strong wind gusts that could exceed 40 miles per hour are expected locally after midnight.

Kevin Coskren on Twitter

TORNADO WATCH in effect for Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Screven, Jenkins, Emanuel, Washington, Wilkes, Glascock, Warren, Jefferson, Taliaferro, Hancock, Lincoln, and McDuffie County until 2 AM. STAY WEATHER AWARE! More info here: https://t.co/eNyUMpmnNq

Kevin Coskren on Twitter

TROPICAL ALERT... A HURRICANE WARNING has been issued for areas just southwest of the CSRA, including Macon. Meanwhile, a TROPICAL STORM WARNING remains in effect for the CSRA. Winds in the CSRA winds will increase after sunset, and could reach 40+mph strength after midnight.

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