Severe Weather Potential

The National Weather Service has provided information through local Emergency Management Contacts of the potential for strong to severe storms to develop across North Georgia this afternoon and evening.

Timing for this developing system will be from 5pm thru 10pm tonight.

Hazards from any storms that develop will include the potential for damaging winds and frequent lightning.

Additionally there is another system that may produce severe weather on Monday.

Instructions:

All persons in North Georgia especially the North West region of the state and those with outside activities are urged to stay weather alert this evening as storms could rapidly develop and reach severe limits.

Lightning Advisory

…Significant weather advisory for excessive lightning in Paulding…Cobb…DeKalb…Douglas…Clayton and Fulton counties until 345 PM EDT…

At 308 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Sweetwater Creek State Park…moving east at 15 mph.

These storms have the potential to produce pea sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph as they move across Paulding…Cobb…DeKalb…Douglas…Clayton and Fulton counties through 345 PM EDT. Some locations in the path of these storms include Campbellton…Fairburn…Bill Arp…Winston… Douglasville…Chapel HIll…Brownsville…Hiram…Union City… Sweetwater Creek State Park…Lithia Springs…Powder Springs… Austell…Sandtown and Mableton. Heavy downpours will cause ponding of water on roadways.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… northeastern Carroll County in northwest Georgia southwestern Paulding County in northwest Georgia

* until 415 PM EDT

* at 325 PM EDT…National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter sized hail…and damaging winds up to 60 mph. This storm was located 14 miles southwest of Dallas…moving east at 5 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Union and New Georgia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

In addition to large hail and damaging winds…continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately! Remember…if you can hear thunder…you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

If you see wind damage…hail or flooding…wait until the storm has passed…and then call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet US your report at nwsatlanta.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

357 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.Day One…this afternoon and tonight…

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of Georgia this afternoon and evening. Storms will have the potential to become strong producing gusty
winds…frequent lightning strikes and locally heavy rainfall.
.Days Two through Seven…Sunday through Friday…

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected again on Sunday. A few storms may become strong. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through the remainder of the forecast period with mainly a diurnal pattern.

.Spotter Information Statement…

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.