LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch issued for multiple north Georgia counties – WSB-TV Channel 2

LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch issued for parts of Georgia until 7 pm

ATLANTA — A tornado watch has been issued for parts of the metro Atlanta area Friday.

A line of strong storms is expected to move through northwest Georgia this afternoon.

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“As it comes through, its going to bring very heavy rain, but also the potential for some damaging wind gusts and large hail,” said Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz.

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1:41 pm

A second tornado watch has been issued for parts of northeast Georgia including Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties until 8 pm

1:28 pm

12:57 pm

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of the Channel 2 Action News viewing area including Upson, Houston and Monroe counties until 7 pm

12:45 pm

Storms earlier Friday downed multiple trees in East Lake.

12:42 pm

The level 3 risk for severe storms has shifted slightly this afternoon but the threat remains the same for most of metro Atlanta.

11:30 am

Scattered showers are forming in west Georgia ahead of storms starting around noon.

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Late Friday afternoon and into the evening, dry air and sunshine should return.

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Here’s what you need to know for Friday:

  • Line of storms to move in around midday
  • Moderate risk for tornadoes, but not zero
  • Possible damaging wind and hail
  • Drier, stable air to move in behind storms

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