Area may see thunderstorms
Published: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.
Sun staff writer
The same low pressure system that spawned deadly tornadoes in Alabama Thursday afternoon is expected to bring thunderstorms to the area today.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain today, but the weather should be considerably less severe than what Alabama experienced Thursday, according to meteorologist Al Sandrik with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.
"The squall line will have shifted out to the east, but we'll still have chances of showers and thunderstorms," Sandrik said.
The low pressure system was forecast to possibly bring winds as high as 60-70 mph to the area in the overnight hours Thursday, with tornadoes also possible.
On the heels of the low pressure system, a cold front will drop temperatures into the 60s during the day this weekend, with low temperatures hitting the mid-to-high 30s Sunday and Monday. It will also be a rainy weekend, with a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 50 percent chance of rain Sunday.
Alice Wallace can be reached at 338-3109 or alice.wallace@ gvillesun.com.
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