ATLANTA — The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the western half of Georgia under a Marginal Risk area for strong to severe storms for late Saturday afternoon, evening and during the overnight hours.
This includes the entire western half of metro Atlanta.
As a result, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move across the region beginning late Saturday afternoon, and linger into the evening and overnight hours.
The storms are moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico as part of the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga, which came ashore in Louisiana on Friday.
The primary threat includes heavy rainfall, gusty winds and a possible brief tornado as the storms continue to move north and northeastward through the region.
Here's a timeline of when to expect the storms to move through the region.
Late Saturday morning through early afternoon:
Clouds and scattered light showers are expected to move through the region, primarily from the south and south-southwest through the early afternoon hours.
Temperatures are expected to remain in the low-to-mid-70s through the daytime hours.
Heavier rain begins to move across the region from the southwest as storms begin to enter Georgia from Alabama. Stronger storms begin to develop in the western areas of the viewing area.
Strong to severe storms begin to move into north Georgia as the strongest storms enter the state from Alabama. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds bring with them, the possibility of a brief tornado in the region.
The 11Alive StormTrackers are continuing to monitor the storms as they move through the Southeast and as they head into Georgia. Stay with 11Alive and 11Alive.com for updates and details as they become available.
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