ATLANTA - A slight risk of severe thunderstorms exists for parts of northwest Georgia Wednesday afternoon and evening, as a cold front pushes into the Metro area.

11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says that while storms can be expected across the entire area, the northwest corner of the state bears special attention in that regard.

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He said the storms could produce winds up to 60 mph, frequent lightning and heavy downpours which could lead to minor flooding issues across the area.

Storms are expected to begin showing up in Georgia after 2 or 3 p.m., McNeil said. The threat for storms is expected to last through midnight.

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