Severe weather threat possible this afternoon

Published 12:03 am Friday, February 24, 2012

Covington County will face the most potential for severe weather today by late afternoon, said county EMA director Susan Harris.

Weather reports from the National Weather Service show showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of an approaching cold front and move southward through the morning.

“They’re reporting a large chance of isolated thunderstorms, with the possibility of tornados between (this) morning and late afternoon,” Harris said.

Warmer weather is expected, with a high near 70 degrees. There is a 70 percent chance of rain, with wind gusts up to 20 mph.

Harris reminded residents to pay close attention to their all-weather radios for any watches or warnings as a result of the day’s weather.