Via Weather Underground:
Freeze warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Thursday for portions of north Georgia…
* locations… portions of north Georgia.
* Temperatures… in the lower 30s.
* Timing… tonight into Thursday morning.
A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in thewarned area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation.
A line of heavy thunderstorms is moving into the area, based on Doppler radar images. No watches or warnings have been issued at this time but are expected in the next hour or two. This post will be updated regularly until the system has passed.
Update: Thunderstorms currently over Paulding but they are not considered severe at this time.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for all of North Georgia including Paulding County and Metro Atlanta. The watch will remain in effect until 9PM this evening.
The watch was issued due to an area of low pressure approaching the area that is expected to develop severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
Special caution is made regarding the possibility of isolated tornadoes because should one develop it will likely be wrapped in rain and unable to be seen. Stay updated to rapidly changing weather conditions and monitor local media outlets for possible warnings and statements.
A Tornado Watch means that severe storms are expected for the region and conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. At this time monitor NOAA weather radio and local media for the latest information on this developing weather situation.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.
.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…
ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS STILL POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST AND PULL A WARM FRONT…CURRENTLY ACROSS CENTRAL
GEORGIA…NORTHWARD INTO NORTH GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THIS WILL KEEP WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS FROM THE SEVERE STORMS WILL BE ISOLATED
TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS. LARGE HAIL MAY BE POSSIBLE LATER THIS
EVENING OVER NORTH GEORGIA. THE MORE FAVORABLE TIME FOR SEVERE STORM
DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FROM MID AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING…
HOWEVER A FEW STRONG STORMS COULD LINGER AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THE STRONG UPPER TROUGH TO THE WEST WILL CONTINUE TO FEED WARM MOIST
AIR FROM THE GULF INTO THE REGION. DAYTIME HEATING HAS INCREASED
CAPES INTO THE 1500 TO 2000 J/KG RANGE ACROSS CENTRAL AND PARTS OF
NORTH GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON. THIS COUPLED WITH STRONG LOW LEVEL
SHEAR WILL ALLOW FOR A FEW STORMS TO BECOME SEVERE. THE MAIN THREAT
WILL BE ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE FROM MID AFTERNOON…
THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD GREATLY
DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EASTERN PARTS OF
THE REGION ON TUESDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST INFORMATION…ESPECIALLY THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FOR POSSIBLE ACTIVATION