Severe weather possible across the area on Sunday

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On Sunday, we saw heavy rain, thunderstorms , and gusty winds up to 60 mph. No tornado formed.

Chief Forecaster Jason Frazer is expecting some minor power outages and flights to be delayed or cancelled.

7pm Update:

As a cold front moved through Southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry, many of us saw heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and winds gusts of up to 60 mph.

Tornado watches have expired everywhere.

The rain will continue across our area for another hour or so. Areas Southwest of Savannah will start to see the clearing first and it will gradually move Northeast into Savannah and Hilton Head. By 10pm, everyone should have clear skies once again.

Minor flooding and wind damage are still possible. We have scattered reports of several power outages.

Several flights are delayed or cancelled at neighboring airports including the Savannah Hilton Head Airport. Check with your carrier for details.

You will also feel the drop in temperatures. There will drop from around 80° to likely somewhere around the mid-60s by 6:00 p.m. Some areas may see low 40s tonight.

April is typically when we see an uptick in tornadoes. The month accounts for 22% of the storms we see historically. So it’s imperative that you have a plan in case a tornado impacts your area.

Make sure you know what to do if the Tornado Watch becomes a Tornado Warning. Find a room that’s on a lower floor that doesn’t have any windows and stay there until the threat has passed.

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