A Severe Thunderstorm Watch stays in effect this afternoon until 9:00 PM today (July 13th). Showers and storms are starting to develop with enough energy to create damaging wind gusts and some hail.
Highlands counties included in the watch are most likely to get some severe weather. Storms keep developing through the afternoon with slightly calmer conditions as the system moves southeast overnight.
There is not much energy for hail to form, and conditions are not favorable for tornadoes. The high winds can cause branches to break and even power outages, so stay safe through the evening. Consistent rainfall in the later half of the day gives a threat of localized flooding.
If you have pictures of hail, rain, clouds, or damage send them to our Pin It page. Stay safe as you take those pictures. If you have images from after the storms roll through we would love to see those as well.
Source: WSLS News 10