Troup and Meriwether counties under a severe thunderstorm watch

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The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Troup and Meriwether counties until 9 AM Wednesday. The threat for severe weather includes the possibilities of a couple of tornadoes, scattered hail up to the size of a lime and isolated wind gusts up to 70 MPH.

In Meriwether County, schools are closed for Wednesday because of the severe weather threat. More school closings, here: http://on.11alive.com/2oBTROV

The watch includes Several counties in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Metro Atlanta counties are also under a severe weather watch until 9 AM. 

MORE | Metro Atlanta under severe thunderstorm watch right now

11Alive StormTracker Chesley McNeil said today's weather has the power to be more damaging than Monday's storms.They produced 15 to 20 tornadoes that ripped up trees and tore roofs off some buildings. Entire neighborhoods could be at risk with today's storms.

TIMELINE | Tornadoes expected in Georgia Wednesday

Watch Atlanta Alive throughout the morning for up to date information on severe weather alerts and updates on how the system is moving through.

Rain showers should start moving through the area during the middle of the morning commute around 7:00.  The Storm Prediction Center puts much of our state in a "moderate" risk for severe storms.  That means there is a good chance for widespread strong storms throughout the state.

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