Tornado threat increasing for possibly “historic” weather event

Published 3:55 pm Saturday, April 11, 2020

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The National Weather Service in Peachtree City said on social media that Sunday’s severe weather event “could be historic.”

Troup County remains under an enhanced risk of severe weather for Sunday, which is three out of five on the National Weather Service’s scale. In Alabama, the “moderate” category for severe weather has moved to the east, though it does not include all of East Alabama or any of Georgia.

Tornadoes and damaging winds are the main threats.

The weather service wrote that the tornado threat was increasing.

“The environment for this event is comparable to some of the most severe weather outbreaks in Georgia history,” the weather service wrote. “If you seek shelter outside your home, please check availability. Stay aware and stay safe!”

Stay tuned for updates on this weather event.