Strong storms with hail and gusty winds moved out, but blustery conditions continue with occasional gusts of wind around 30-40 miles per hour. There is a Wind Advisory in effect until 7 AM Thursday.
What the “risks” mean: The Storm Prediction Center’s outlined “risk” areas mean more to meteorologists than the general public. They are a guide to where the highest number of impactful storms will occur; they do not directly relate to EF-scale intensity, hail size, or extreme wind gusts. You’ll note an upgrade to HIGH over Georgia and South Carolina. That is a statement of high confidence that severe (possibly destructive) storms will occur in the area. An equally-damaging storm may occur in the other categories; they just aren’t expected to be as widespread.
Looking for some specifics about the cold snap for Friday and the weekend or the weather for next next week? That’s always found online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!