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ATLANTA — A potent storm system is barreling its way across the southern U.S. over the coming days. Storms will be possible by Tuesday night across Georgia as the cold front pushes through the state.

Storms early Wednesday could turn strong or severe. We are included in a level 1 to level 2 threat for severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center.

Three things to know

  • This will be mainly an overnight and early morning event. Storms are most likely late Tuesday (after 10pm) through Wednesday morning. The threat could carry into Wednesday afternoon if storms redevelop, but confidence is low.
  • Severe storms will be isolated. This will not be a widespread severe weather outbreak, but widespread rain is expected.
  • All modes of severe weather are possible. Storms could be capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.

Timeline

We’ll stay dry throughout the day on Tuesday. Mostly cloudy skies are expected, but enough sun is in the forecast to heat highs into the 70s. This afternoon, warmth will serve as fuel for thunderstorms overnight.

Storms move in after 10 p.m. Tuesday from the west. These storms will likely be noisy, so they may interrupt your sleep Tuesday night.

Storms push east and southeast overnight, so the bulk of activity will take place around the time of the morning commute on Wednesday. Widespread rain is expected, which could make your drive into work slower than usual.

Our primary severe weather threat will be in the morning.  Storms will work their way east out of the state, so rain will be winding down by noon.

Isolated showers and storms may linger through the evening, but the second half of the day looks much drier than the morning.

There is a chance for some afternoon redevelopment, and we would need to be on the lookout for additional severe weather threat. The early morning arrival of these storms helps to keep our severe weather threat low. The afternoon will be much more conducive to severe weather.

Rain totals will range from 1/2″ – 1″ for most, although localized totals of 1″ – 2″+ are possible, especially in northwest Georgia.

Drier, cooler moves in Thursday and Friday.  Sunshine returns, and high temperatures warm only to the 60s.

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