The storms began rolling through the area around 9pm, with gusty winds, rain, and most of all…lots of lightning. Some reports indicated that nearly 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded in less than a two hour window.
As a result of the storms, many Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative customers found themselves without power for a brief period. Officials with the SVEC confirmed outages or general service disruptions to customers in both Jasper and Whitwell.
Service was restored to these areas in just a matter of hours.
MarionCountyMessenger.com Chief Meteorologist Robert Frye says we’ll see more of the same for the next few days.
For the remainder of Wednesday we could see a few isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. As the heat and humidity rise for the afternoon, the chance for storms will increase heading into late afternoon and into the evening. Some of these storms could produce heavy rain, high winds, and even small hail.
Highs are expected to reach the mid 90s for the afternoon, with the heat index rising to the upper 90s.