ATLANTA — It's like the bad gift that won't stop giving -- with the possibility of more strong to severe storms, yet again on Monday.
11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says much of Georgia -- including all of metro Atlanta is in the bullseye again as an ongoing weather pattern that has set up across the eastern half of the nation continues to push storm system pulses across the region.
Monday's storms come behind storms and storm damage in parts of north Georgia over the past few days that left fallen trees and downed power lines in a number of areas across the metro area, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Forsyth and Hall counties.
As a result of Monday's threat, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the northern half of Georgia under a Slight Risk area -- a Level 2 out of 5 -- for severe weather for Monday. Much of the remainder of the state is under a slightly lower Level 1 risk area.
Chesley says the primary risk from any storms that develop on Monday afternoon include damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent and vivid lightning, along with locally heavy rainfall amounts.
Isolated to scattered storms are expected to begin to develop over portions of northwest Georgia as early as 1 p.m.
The storms are likely to organize into a loosely-defined line that will begin to push toward the metro Atlanta area between 2:30-and-3:30 p.m.
Between 5:30 and 7 pm, the majority of the heavier storms are likely to have moved to the south and east of metro Atlanta. Additional scattered storms are possible behind the main line of storms, which may continue into the evening hours.
Additional showers may push through during the early evening hours.
Isolated to scattered storms are expected across north Georgia nearly every afternoon and evening this week. Any storm that develops may become strong to severe during the period.
Stay with 11Alive.com and the 11Alive Storm Trackers for the latest updates and any weather advisories or any warnings that are issued.