Rough weather heads east

Thunderstorms likely today, but severe weather likely bypassing Augusta

Dreary weather will continue today, but the most extreme storms should to pass well to the east of metro Augusta.

At 3:02 this morning the National Weather Service said Georgia stood a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds and brief tornadoes possible. An 8:53 a.m. update removed tornadoes from the prediction, however.

Tim Hawks, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Columbia station, said Augusta should be spared the brunt of damaging conditions.

“There will be rain and there could be thunderstorms, including one or two isolated storms that could be severe,” Hawks said. “But, scattered to frequent thunderstorms are not likely.”





Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

... Read more