AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Live VIPIR 6 weather team is monitoring a threat for possible severe weather Wednesday.
A strong area of low pressure tracking from Louisiana into New England by Thursday is dragging a cold front into our area Wednesday.
As a result, severe thunderstorms appear to be possible between 7 a.m. and noon Wednesday. These storms may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. has placed the WJBF News Channel 6 viewing area in a “slight risk” for severe storms, which on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest risk of severe weather), is a 2.
In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 7 a.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday for the following counties in the WJBF viewing area:
Columbia, Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield and Saluda.
Winds could gust as high as 45mph, especially Wednesday afternoon due to a strong cold front moving through the area.
Due to the threat of severe weather on Wednesday, the weather team has decided to postpone this week’s weather radio event in Aiken to the following Wednesday March 2.