11Alive meteorologist Samantha Mohr says strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are possible over parts of north Georgia through Monday night.

The National Weather Service says a Marginal Risk area for severe weather exists over north Georgia as part of a larger area extending from central Alabama northeastward to the mid-Atlantic states. The primary threat from this area includes high downburst winds and small-to-marginally severe hail.

Heavy rains are possible with any showers or thunderstorms.

At 6:30 pm, an area of showers and thunderstorms was located to the east and southeast of the city of Atlanta, primarily in DeKalb, Rockdale, Henry and Spalding counties, moving to the east. A second area of showers and thundershowers is to the north of the metro area, moving across the north Georgia mountain areas. A much larger area of showers and thunderstorms was in Alabama, moving through the Birmingham area, and moving toward the east.

Thunderstorms are expected across north Georgia at any point through the early evening hours, then an extended period of rainfall is expected overnight and into Tuesday.

Samantha says that continued showers and thunderstorms are expected through the remainder of the week, with highs in the mid-80s. Lows each evening are expected to remain in the low-70s.

No severe weather advisories have been issued for north Georgia so far. Stay tuned to 11Alive and 11Alive.com for updates and details as they become available through the evening and overnight hours.

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