Atlanta weather | Metro Atlanta could see severe storms this weekend

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ATLANTA - Parts of Georgia and metro Atlanta could see some severe storms this weekend as a cold front arrives.

Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns cold front arriving on Sunday morning. In advance of the cold front, we could see two waves of showers and storms, some could be strong or severe. 

The main threats from any severe storm will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Regardless of any storms, the wind field with this weather system is the most impressive we have seen this fall severe storm season. 

Models show winds in the 40-50 mph range in altitudes at 1,500 feet. Winds at 3,000 to 4,000 feet will be 60-70 mph.  Mountain communities at 1,500 feet or above will experience these strong winds. 

In addition, thunderstorm downdrafts could bring these strong winds to the ground, hence the damaging thunderstorm wind threat. 

This will not be a widespread severe storm outbreak. We will only see isolated strong or severe storms. 

Stay with Channel 2 Action News and WSBTV.com for updates from our Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists this weekend.

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