ATLANTA - A line of strong storms is produced severe thunderstorm warnings Thursday afternoon in north Georgia, and storms later moved into metro Atlanta.
The main threats were damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.
The storms also spawned several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings in Alabama.
We're using the most powerful weather technology to track the timing of the rain and potential storms moving into your area, on Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.
Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman just sent in this video near Howell Mill Road in Atlanta of the rain pouring down.
Out Skycam is showing images of a very dark midtown as the storms move through the heart of the city.
Storms are almost to Atlanta. I'm tracking these on WSB-TV now. pic.twitter.com/sUHSYoBKNY— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
Storms are now moving into the heart of Atlanta.
Heavy rain with embedded storms moving into west end of perimeter.
Line of heavy rain with embedded storms/stronger wind gusts will reach the west end of the perimeter… including south Fulton County… over the next 20-40 minutes. @BradNitzWSB is tracking it for you at 5 on Channel 2. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/36pj3j2mEJ— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) May 9, 2019
Storms are moving into Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton and Coweta counties.
Strong storms are moving into Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, and Coweta Counties now and will tracking across metro Atlanta over the next couple hours.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
I'll be tracking this live on @wsbtv at 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/wlJauNwN2D
Severe Weather Team 2's Brad Nitz says the line of storms moving into metro Atlanta are packing 30-50 mph winds.
30-50 mph wind gusts with these storms moving east at 40 mph. That will bring the storms into the heart of Atlanta in just under an hour.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
We're tracking this live on @wsbtv now. pic.twitter.com/jFYR7gJRQq
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said all severe warnings have been canceled because line of storms have weakend. We're still keeping an eye on the storms because they are still capable of producing strong winds and heavy rain.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Floyd, Chattooga counties has been extended until 4:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. for parts of Bartow, Carroll, Floyd, Haralson and Polk counties. Meteorologist Brad Nitz said damaging wind gusts is the primary threat. An isolated tornado with the storms is possible.
New severe thunderstorm warning until 4 pm for parts of Bartow, Carroll, Floyd, Haralson, and Polk counties. Damaging wind gusts in the primary threat. An isolated tornado with the storms today is possible.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
On @wsbtv at 4/5/6 pm. pic.twitter.com/TbxvZYsJIZ
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Floyd and Chattooga counties until 3:30 p.m.
Severe thunderstorm warning now for Chattooga and part of Floyd County in our viewing area in NW Georgia until 3:30 pm. The main threat is damaging wind gusts.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
We're tracking this line into metro Atlanta on @wsbtv at 4/5/6 pm. pic.twitter.com/dLlUEDoqg9
The line of severe storms, which have already spawned tornado warnings, are expected to move into Georgia by 3 p.m., according to Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns:
Batten down the hatches. Severe storms with three tornado warnings will be moving into Georgia by 3 pm. We will have live updates throughout the afternoon and instant warnings. Stay weather aware this afternoon. We're going to have a rough ride. #StrormWatchOn2 pic.twitter.com/ctGhCEBxnc— Glenn Burns (@GlennBurnsWSB) May 9, 2019
Storms are about 90 miles west of Georgia and headed our way. The threat to our west is now at a level 2 out of 5:
UPDATE: The severe risk is increasing just west of us now. Its up to a level 2 out of 5.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 9, 2019
I'll be tracking the storms live on WSB-TV this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/rTSKY5BNtR
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