Forecast improves for Friday, but severe weather still possible in Troup County

Published 1:48 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

Troup County isn’t out of the woods, but Friday’s weather forecast has improved slightly, at least in terms of where our area sits on the National Weather Service’s severe weather scale.

On Wednesday, a large portion of central Georgia was under an enhanced risk for severe weather. Now, according to the NWS’ Storm Prediction Center, Troup County and almost all of Georgia have been downgraded to a slight risk, which is 2 of 5 on the severe weather scale.

However, the threat of tornadoes and heavy winds remain.

“Severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong gusts, some potentially to 75 mph, and a few tornadoes, are possible across parts of the Southeast and into the Carolinas Friday through Friday evening,” the Storm Prediction Center said Thursday afternoon. “Highest chance of severe wind gusts is over northern and central Mississippi and far northwest Alabama Friday morning.”

The enhanced risk for severe weather has been limited to the northwest portion of Alabama.

The Troup County School System has canceled school for tomorrow due to the weather conditions.