Note: Just as I posted this to social media, the following information was added. -KtE
The Polk School District has called off afternoon activities on campuses today. Here’s the tweet announcing the change:
Due to the potential threat of severe weather this evening, ALL after school activities have been CANCELLED. This includes sporting events, practices, clubs, after-school care. Please stay weather aware through the night. Stay safe PSD!
It is the first noted cancellation of events prior to storms moving into the area this afternoon and evening.
Check back for additional cancellations, storm warnings and more as they develop.
The National Weather Service upgraded their forecasts for the area, and are expecting stormy weather to begin moving into the area during the afternoon hours.
A storm system that is currently over Alabama is moving this way, and with the forecasters in Peachtree City reporting the following in their hazardous weather outlook:
“Scattered to numerous strong to severe storms are expected late today through tonight with an approaching strong disturbance and
frontal system. While there is some potential for severe storms as early as this afternoon, the primary risk will likely be with an area of storms pushing eastward late tonight into Thursday morning.”
New rainfall could amount to at least an inch during the nighttime hours, and as high as two inches per the forecast.
Stormy weather is expected to hang around through Thursday morning. The current severe weather front pushing through will bring behind it cooler temperatures for the end of the week and into the weekend, but warmer weather is expected again by next Tuesday.
Check back for any updated warnings this afternoon and evening as they become available.