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NL9 Alert Center: Tornado watches continue for most of WTVM viewing area

Counties currently under the a tornado watch. (Source: WTVM Weather) Counties currently under the a tornado watch. (Source: WTVM Weather)

(WTVM) - The National Weather Service has now canceled a tornado warning for Meriwether County, GA that included the cities of Woodbury, Greenville, and Gay, GA. 

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of our WTVM viewing area, as well as several other Georgia, Alabama and Florida counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

The NWS also issued a brief tornado warning for Chambers County, AL, but it has expired. The National Weather Service Birmingham's Facebook page says radar confirmed a tornado just east of Waverly in south Chambers County. The tornado traveled east-northeast toward Sturkie and Kellys crossroads. 

Downed trees were reported near the origin of the possible tornado. 

A number of Georgia Power customers are currently without power. To view when power will be restored, check out the Georgia Power outage map by clicking here

The weather comes in a busy and deadly 48 hours of severe weather in the south. 

A series of storms caused a damage in north Alabama Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. In total, three people were killed in Rosalie, AL, and two others were killed in Tennessee. The National Weather Service also determined that an EF-2 tornado caused significant damage in Madison County, AL on Tuesday.  

The weather comes after the Chattahoochee Valley saw its first significant rainfall in 43 days on Tuesday. 

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Watches mean severe weather is possible - just be weather aware.

  • Warnings mean severe weather is happening and you need to go to a safe place.
  • In a tornado warning, it's a small room, lowest floor, near the center, and away from windows.

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