A TORNADO WARNING was issued for Henry, Butts, Counties until 8 p.m.
A TORNADO WARNING was issued for Stephens, Habersham, Rabun Counties until 8.15 p.m.
A TORNADO WARNING was issued for Henry, Clayton until 8.15 p.m.
Severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga, Bartow Counties until 8 p.m.
The remnants of Delta push further inland, forcing tropical moisture into Georgia on Saturday afternoons and evenings. The storm also sparked a tornado clock on parts that include the Atlanta subway until 9 p.m.
The tornado clock includes Bibb, Butt, Carroll, Fulton, Cobb, Paulding, Polk, Haralson, Douglas, DeKalb, Clayton, Fayette, Coweta, Belongs, Troop, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Walton, Hecht, Spalding, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Lamar, Upson, Webster, Macon, Marion, Crawford, Monroe, Peach, and Merriwether Counties.
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The FOX 5 Storm Team says the biggest threat for the next 12 hours will be the possibility of a spin-up tornado as the outer bands of the Delta pull by. However, Georgians cannot rule out the possibility of straight gusts of wind and heavy rain.
On Saturday morning, the Storm Prediction Center put Metro Atlanta at a “Level 2” risk for severe storms, which includes the potential for tornadoes.
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The time of the strongest storms is mainly between late Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning. During this time, there will be isolated storms across northern Georgia causing heavy rain, gusty winds, and possibly isolated tornadoes.
There will be several rounds of storms from the remains of the Hurricane Delta. So don’t let your guard down once a series of storms sweep your area.
The storm probability and potential for tornadoes will decrease early Sunday morning as the entire storm system disappeared on Monday afternoon.
In addition to the potential for severe storms, there is also the risk of flash floods. Parts of the extreme north of Georgia are under a flash flood watch until midnight on Monday.
The winds will accelerate this afternoon and will peak during the night hours. In some areas, wind damage can occur without thunderstorms with saturated soil and wind gusts above 48 km / h.
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Unfortunately, it won’t be the best weekend for outdoor activities, but if the humid conditions don’t bother you, part of the day can be saved.
Sunday definitely looks more promising, especially since there is no risk of severe storms.
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