A tornado is reported on the ground near Tallapoosa, heading east. The system that spawned the tornado is considered a severe thunderstorm with heavy winds and cloud to ground lightning strikes. This system is likely to hit Buchanan within a few minutes. It is expected to reach Paulding County soon.
Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 11 PM for portions of North and Central Georgia including Paulding County.
– Isolated tornadoes
– Damaging straight line winds
– Large hail
– Heavy rainfall
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.