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Tornado sirens ring out in northwest metro Atlanta overnight

A warning was issued until 2:45 a.m.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Tornado sirens rang out early Tuesday morning over parts of northwest metro Atlanta, as a storm system passed through and brought warnings to Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties.

No tornadoes were reported, but a warning was issued around 2:15 a.m. that covered much of Cobb County, including Marietta and Kennesaw. A tornado did come out of this system before it reached Georgia, killing at least one person in a city north of Birmingham, Ala.

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In nearby cities such as Woodstock and Smyrna, sirens broke into the middle of the night.

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The warnings were set to last until 2:45 a.m., but were canceled shortly before then.

According to 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil, heavy rain and lightning could be on the way again this morning with more severe thunderstorm warnings - including the possibility of a brief tornado warning - possibly in the mix.

So stay alert and stick with 1Alive's live blog for updates.