Damaging wind gusts, hail and brief, isolated tornadoes possible Wednesday, Thursday – 95.5 WSB

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ATLANTA — A line of severe storms is moving into metro Atlanta and is likely to produce damaging wind gusts, hail and brief, isolate tornadoes overnight Wednesday.

The storm had already spawned one tornado in Bainbridge in southwest Georgia earlier Wednesday.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon is already tracking heavy downpours starting to move into the area.

Deon says the severe weather risk for parts of northwest Georgia has been upgraded to a Level 3 out of 5. All of metro Atlanta is under Level 2 for severe weather.

A tornado watch has been issued for Chattooga, Dade, Floyd and Walker counties in the northwest corner of the state until 11 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking severe storms as they move through your neighborhood, throughout the night on Channel 2 Action News.

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Here is what you need to know for Wednesday.

  • The main risks are damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.
  • Hail and brief, isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
  • First round of rain moves out Wednesday afternoon after lunchtime.
  • Second round of strong to severe storms moves in Wednesday between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will last into Thursday morning.

[INTERACTIVE: StormTracker 2HD Radar]

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