The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Athens County in effect until Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 PM. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today, with damaging wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rainfall being the primary threats.
Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for Severe Thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe Thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce Tornadoes.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, local TV, radio or your cable television provider for later statements and possible warnings.