Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
southwestern Cobb County in north central Georgia
Douglas County in north central Georgia
southeastern Paulding County in northwest Georgia

* until 615 PM EDT

* at 518 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 near Lithia
Springs… moving southwest at 5 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
Douglasville.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path… prepare
immediately for damaging winds… destructive hail… and deadly cloud
to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter…
preferably inside a strong building and away from windows.

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. You can also tweet your report using hashtag gawx.

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Paulding County.
The watch is in effect until 11AM on Friday.

National Weather Service reports that a plume of rich moisture and unseasonably strong upper level flow will allow for strong to severe storms to develop across the state and continue through the weekend. Very heavy rainfall is expected today, Thursday and Friday. In addition to a High Flood Risk, dangerous lightning, wind gusts to 60 MPH and hail will be possible with storms.

Areas affected:
– Small creeks and streams
– Highways and underpasses
– Country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks
– Low lying areas subject to flooding

PERSONS PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THIS TIME, INCLUDING FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS, SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Instructions:

Do not drive your vehicle into an area where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to cross safely. It only takes 18 inches of water to lift your car or SUV. Persons living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding occur. Monitor local media outlets and/or NOAA Weather Radio for later statements and warnings.