• Be Weather Aware: Severe storms possible this weekend

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - You'll want to be watching our weather forecasts for the next few days because our Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologists want you to be aware of the threat of possible severe weather this weekend.

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said the chance for strong storms moves in Saturday night into Sunday morning. 

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    The highest risk for severe weather will be in western parts of Georgia, but metro Atlanta could see storms, as well. 

    "It's going to be highest to our west, this Saturday night into Sunday. A lower risk into north Georgia but there is a chance for some strong storms," Monahan said.

    The main threats will be heavy rain, wind gusts of up to 60 mph and isolated brief tornadoes. 

    Monahan says the risk for severe storms is not expected to be as bad as last weekend, when a powerful tornado ripped through Alabama and killed 23 people before moving into Georgia. 

    The rain chance could continue into next week, Monahan said. 

    WHAT YOU CAN GET ONLY BY WATCHING CHANNEL 2:

    • Updated hour-by-hour jet stream and temperature forecast showing the cold air lifting out of north Georgia  
    • Updated potential rainfall amounts through the end of the week and into the weekend  
    • Updated look at the storm potential for the weekend
    • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline of showers tomorrow and the rain/storm outlook for the weekend

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