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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for areas to the east of Atlanta through 8 p.m.

Here are the counties included in the watch:

BALDWIN BANKS BARROW BIBB BLECKLEY BRYAN BULLOCH BURKE BUTTS CANDLER CHATHAM CLARKE COLUMBIA CRAWFORD CRISP DODGE DOOLY EFFINGHAM EMANUEL EVANS FANNIN GLASCOCK GREENE HALL HANCOCK HOUSTON JACKSON JASPER JEFFERSON JENKINS JOHNSON JONES LAURENS LIBERTY LINCOLN LONG LUMPKIN MACON MADISON MCDUFFIE MCINTOSH MONROE MONTGOMERY MORGAN NEWTON OCONEE OGLETHORPE PEACH PULASKI PUTNAM RICHMOND SCREVEN SUMTER TALIAFERRO TATTNALL TAYLOR TELFAIR TOOMBS TOWNS TREUTLEN TWIGGS UNION WALTON WARREN WASHINGTON WHEELER WHITE WILCOX WILKES WILKINSON

We've been tracking strong storms moving through the area today. Some of those producing damaging wind and small hail. Most of the heaviest storms have pushed east of Atlanta this afternoon. The highest chance for storms will be east of Atlanta through early evening. We still have a chance of some isolated storms in the metro area tonight. They won't be as strong as the ones we had earlier. We continue with a chance of afternoon showers each and every day this week.

The 4th of July outlook calls for a very humid start, and partly sunny skies. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms during the afternoon, and a high of 87 degrees.

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