ATLANTA — The far north Georgia mountains may see some severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon, according to 11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the far northern counties of Georgia under a Marginal Risk area for severe weather for Monday afternoon.
Chesley says the remainder of north Georgia -- including metro Atlanta -- should see scattered showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening hours. He says there is a higher chance of storms across the region through the remainder of the week.
Any storms that develop through the afternoon and early evening hours have the possibility of becoming severe, and may even drift southward toward the northern parts of metro Atlanta. As a result, everyone is advised to pay attention to any possible weather statements or possible weather warnings.
The primary threats from any storms that develop across the state include damaging wind gusts in excess of 65 mph, torrential rainfall and vivid lightning.
By 3 p.m., scattered showers will be developing and increasing in coverage and intensity across the region, with the majority of the storms across the northern portions of the state.
By 6 p.m., scattered showers and thunderstorms will be increasing in intensity, primarily across the north Georgia mountains, although a thunderstorm drifting down to metro Atlanta cannot be ruled out.
By 9 p.m., many of the showers and storms will be dying out as the heating of the day reduces. More showers and thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday.
Stay with the 11Alive Storm Trackers throughout the day for any additional updated weather advisories or any weather warnings.