A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the majority of North Georgia including Paulding County until 11pm tonight. Severe Thunderstorm Watch SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 76 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 330 PM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 76 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GAC011-013-015-047-055-057-059-063-067-083-085-089-097-105-111- 115-117-119-121-123-129-133-135-137-139-147-151-157-187-195-211- 213-217-219-221-223-227-233-241-247-257-265-281-291-295-297-311- 313-317-220300- /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0076.170321T1930Z-170322T0300Z/ GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BANKS BARROW BARTOW CATOOSA CHATTOOGA CHEROKEE CLARKE CLAYTON COBB DADE DAWSON DEKALB DOUGLAS ELBERT FANNIN FLOYD FORSYTH FRANKLIN FULTON GILMER GORDON GREENE GWINNETT HABERSHAM HALL HART HENRY JACKSON LUMPKIN MADISON MORGAN MURRAY NEWTON OCONEE OGLETHORPE PAULDING PICKENS POLK RABUN ROCKDALE STEPHENS TALIAFERRO TOWNS UNION WALKER WALTON WHITE WHITFIELD WILKES $$ SUMMARY...Strong to severe Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the watch area this afternoon and spread southeastward through the early evening. Large hail is the main threat, but an increasing risk of damaging winds will also develop by late afternoon. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles south southwest of Clarksville TN to 20 miles southeast of Anderson SC. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.