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Stormy weather coming

This video image shows a streak of lightning cutting across the sky northeast of downtown Albany. This storm moved from Lee County into Worth County around 6 p.m. Saturday, causing some damage.

This video image shows a streak of lightning cutting across the sky northeast of downtown Albany. This storm moved from Lee County into Worth County around 6 p.m. Saturday, causing some damage.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for Southwest Georgia.

According to the Weather Service, a squall line of thunderstorms are expected to cross the Georgia, Alabama and Florida region this evening, hitting Southeast Alabama and the Florida panhandle by midnight.

The line of storms will move east overnight and the NWS says less severe weather is expected east of a line from Albany and Tallahassee as the system moves out Tuesday.

Weather forecasters warn that the squall line may produce damaging wind gusts and that severe hail can result from the strongest updrafts tonight and Tuesday morning. The NWS also says that the possibility that the storms will spawn tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

For the Albany area, look for a low tonight around 55 degrees and an 80 percent chance of rain, along with a southwest wind between 20-25 mph. Forecasters say a quarter to a half inch of rain is possible.

Showers and thunderstorms should work through the Albany area by 8 a.m. Tuesday, but the daytime high will be several degrees lower than the past few days, topping out around 65 degrees. Tuesday will be a tenth to a quarter inch of rain, except for higher amounts where the storms hit, and the chance for rain Tuesday morning is 80 percent. Also, expect a northwest win of 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.