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Severe weather threat downgraded for much of Georgia

The 11Alive StormTrackers will stay on top of developments throughout the evening

ATLANTA — Showers and thunder claps have moved over the Atlanta metro this morning, but there's good news on the severe weather threat: It's been broadly downgraded by the National Weather Service.

A large chunk of the state was under a level three threat this morning, with potential for strong tornadoes and large hail, but in a 9 a.m. update much of that was effectively canceled.

But don't let your guard down.  It is still possible to have damaging winds and isolated tornadoes in a level 2 risk area.  

RELATED: TIMELINE | When to expect the storms today

The 11Alive StormTrackers will stay on top of developments throughout the day, and update you on any warnings that are issued.

UPDATES |

5pm-A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of Alabama.  That watch extends up to the GA/AL line.  

12:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service's noon update was consistent with its 9:30 a.m. update, meaning we're not expected to see the same kind of severe weather that was projected earlier this week.

11Alive Meteorologist Wes Peery notes that severe storms are still possible, however, potentially bringing damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes. They're just not necessarily as significant a threat as before.

10:00 a.m.: The National Weather Service Peachtree City station notes there's still a risk for severe weather this afternoon/evening.

9:20 a.m.: The National Weather Service has downgraded the threat today for much of the state.

8:20 a.m.: If you're on Reddit, join this AMA with our meteorologist Wes Peery, who's outlining what to expect from the weather today! 

8:15 a.m.: It's already raining throughout the metro as the systems get close. You can track it as it moves in on the 11Alive radar.

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