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Tornado watches in place for Hampton and Screven counties

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Tornado Watches are up for communities north of Savannah, including Hampton and Screven counties, until 9 p.m. Monday night.

A strong line of showers is moving across southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry. That line is part of a cold front that is pushing away the warm air we have enjoyed the last couple of days.

We can expect to see some very strong thunderstorms and damaging winds Monday night and an isolated tornado is possible. The National Weather Service is putting the risk for tornadoes at 2 to 5 percent.

The good news is the system is moving quickly so it will not impact the area beyond Monday night. When it’s over, rain totals are expected to be around a quarter of inch across our area.

A friendly warning! You may see the sun return sometime late this afternoon but don’t be fooled! We do expect another round of showers between 5-9 p.m. tonight. That’s why I don’t think we’ll be out of the woods until 10 p.m. tonight.

Temperatures tonight will dip into the middle 60s in coastal communities and the mid 50s inland.

On Tuesday there will be another stronger cold front that will bring us a slight chance of rain in the morning. However, you will feel the temperature dip dramatically. Tuesday and Wednesday nights low temperatures will feel more like winter as we see the thermometer hit the mid to upper 40s!

By Friday, we do begin to rebound with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s