Georgia Forecast

Strong storms, tornadoes possible Thursday

by Staff and Wire Reports

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National Weather Service

Thursday's potential storm threat in Georgia.

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning across Georgia.

The National Weather Service said the storms are expected mainly in the form of a squall line with damaging winds. In its hazardous weather outlook, the weather service said large hail and a few tornadoes will also be possible.

Rainfall could range from 1 to 2 inches in most of north Georgia, including the Atlanta metro area.

The Thursday forecast for Coweta County includes a 70 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. The high is expected to be 76 degrees with southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20. Thursday night, rain chances increase to 100 percent with possible severe thunderstorms. The low will be 53 with south wind at 5 mph.

In Georgia cities such as Columbus and Macon, rainfall amounts are expected to range from a half-inch to 1 inch.


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