Georgia Tornado Warning: Tornados watch has been declared for parts of metro Atlanta as a series of severe storms move toward the Georgia state.a
The warning is issued for some parts of the metro Atlanta area, mainly south of I-20. They will be under a tornado attention today until late afternoon.
Severe thunderstorm alarms and warnings have now been issued for many metro Atlanta counties. There will be gusts of up to 70 mph speed that have been described in areas such as Newnan where the storms already passed.
The StormTrackers are projected to observe the waves of severe weather. They roll through and will be informing you of any warnings or watches they continue to generate.
The weather.gov stated: Parts of Columbus and Phenix City are under a tornado watch in Georgia state until 4 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. CDT.
The National Weather Service has announced the situation as severe thunderstorms are getting close. A warning issued for multiple counties in metro Atlanta.
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Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Henry, and Fayette are among the counties that included the tornado warning and have to watch for the cautions in Georgia.
Counties are set to expire from the storms at noon. Spalding, Rockdale, Butts, and Coweta counties are also part of the warning area, according to the Weather Service.
Reports of power outages and downed trees are trickling in from Cobb to Coweta counties.
“Once this line of storms moves through,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz spoke, “the severe threat will be over for the day.”
The severe weather risk is restricted to communities south and southeast of the city, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The system is moving at its high speed and is predicted to leave by the evening. Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan asserted it should be just enough rain to provide some relief to allergy sufferers.
“We are sending in the troops to bail everybody out from the pollen,” he stated. “We’re going to wash that out of the sky, I think, today. By tomorrow, that count should be much lower.”
On Wednesday morning, the wind is going to make for a much more chilled start.
“It’s going to be cold,” Monahan stated. “We’ll be down into the 30s and 40s tomorrow to start, but back to the 70s by Friday.”
Traffic conditions linger lighter than normal Tuesday with fewer drivers traveling to work and Georgia schools closed amid the coronavirus crisis.
There are no significant delays on metro Atlanta interstates at 10 a.m., due to the report of the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
South of the city, traffic on I-75 North persists gridlocked through Monroe County after a newer crash shut down the interstate north of Johnstonville Road, the Traffic Center announced.
Only two right lanes remained blocked at 9 a.m., however, tough delays remain.