‘Two rounds’ of severe weather to affect the area

Coffee County is expected to see “two rounds” of severe weather through tonight, Feb. 5, and tomorrow, Feb. 6, according to a press release from Coffee County EMA Director Grant Lyons.

The first round is not expected to leave the area until 6 p.m. today, according to the release.

The primary threats are damaging winds and isolated tornadoes that could cause downed trees, damage to structures and power outages, according to the release.

The second round is expected to come into the area around 8 a.m. tomorrow until 1 p.m., according to the release.

The second round will include a squall line that can produce destructive winds in excess of 70 mph as well as isolated tornadoes, according to the release.

This round brings with it the possibility of widespread damage to trees, power lines and significant structural damage to poorly built homes, according to the release.

Other threats stemming from these storms include heavy rainfall with 3-5 inches of rain expected with locally heavier totals possible, according to the release.

A flash flood watch is also in effect across Southeast Alabama, southwestern Georgia and portions of the Florida Panhandle, according to the release.

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