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National Weather Service: Severe weather may hit North Georgia this evening

March 21, 2017 GMT

The National Weather Service has provided an update regarding severe weather approaching our this evening and overnight.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front that is pushing Southeast across Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. today with a high near 83 and tonight there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m., with a low around 54. We can expect new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The NWS is warning that we should expect isolated storms to begin developing this afternoon between 3 and 5 p.m. moving across the state from Northeast to Southeast.

These isolated Storms will begin to evolve into a more complex/system of storms during the early evening hours lasting through midnight.

There is a possibility of:

Damaging Winds - Speeds could exceed 60 mph.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is expected with this system, more than normal with a system like this according to our NWS partners in Peachtree City.

Hail - The initial threat as the storms move through the area. Hail could be as big as a quarter to golf ball in size.

Damage to cars/roofs possible

Tornadoes - While they can’t be ruled out this evening, the current environment is not conducive for tornado development