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.”