ATLANTA — After a day of strong storms moving through north Georgia, quieter weather is returning.
We had an Enhanced Risk for severe storms (level 3 out of 5).
The Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5), for the Atlanta metro area.
Storms were capable of producing heavy rain, frequent lightning, and damaging winds. The tornado threat was a little higher in the far Northwest parts of the state.
If we can get some breaks in the clouds in advance of storms, it increases the severe potential. If clouds hang more stubborn, it helps to limit our storm potential to mainly gusty winds and heavy rain.
Storms start to enter northwest Georgia after 1 or 2 p.m. this afternoon. This later arrival would also increase the risk for severe weather.
The main line of storms will move through the western side of the metro area between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The storms move through the eastern metro between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
After 7 p.m., the last of the storms exit the area.
Strong winds are expected behind the front not associated with any thunderstorms. Sustained winds will be 15 - 25 mph with gusts up to 45+ mph possible. These winds alone could cause isolated downed trees and power outages, even outside our storm chance.
Behind this line of storms, drier and cooler air will return for the weekend.
With the risk for multiple rounds of storms this week, remember to stay weather aware. We'll have updates on air and online. Be sure to download the 11Alive App to stay updated on the severe weather risk.
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