ATLANTA – A tornado watch has been issued for North Georgia ahead of a line of strong storms.
severe weather team 2 A relatively dry, warm day will give way to some potentially strong to severe storms throughout northern Georgia. Some storms can form a brief, spin-up tornado with the potential for some hail.
Glen Burns, chief meteorologist for Severe Weather Team 2, is monitoring the system. Download the WSB Weather App for alerts.
A tornado watch has been issued for Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Harrelson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troop counties until 6 a.m.
A tornado warning has been issued for Walker and Dade counties until 10 p.m.
A tornado watch has been issued for Catosa, Chattoga, Dad, Fannin, Gilmour, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Towns, Union, Walker and Whitfield counties until 3 a.m.
Here’s what to know as the system moves forward:
- Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe weather in Northwest Georgia counties.
- The metro Atlanta area faces a level 2 out of 5 risk.
- The main risk is the potential for heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and spin up tornadoes with potential flooding.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Ebony Dion Said that with the arrival of strong weather in the state from midnight, the morcha is likely to move into the north-western part of the state by 9 pm.
Timings for Metro Atlanta appear to be between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday.
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Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan The rain would continue for most of the day on Sunday as the rest of the front would pass through the state, he said.
Once this passed, he said the temperature would drop sharply with the arrival of cooler air.
Monahan and Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glen Burns It is said that intermittent showers with cold air can form areas of mixing of rain and snow in the northern mountains of the state on Monday morning.
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