• Tornado watch issued for parts of south metro until 9 a.m.

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Showers and a few storms are moving through north Georgia right now.

    A severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for much of the metro area.

    Just before 3 a.m., a tornado watch was issued for Troup, Meriweather, Pike and Upson counties and locations south.

    Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Katie Walls says these robust storms will cause a stormy commute.

    We're using the most advanced weather technology to track the storms and show you what you can expect, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning, starting at 4 a.m.

    More storms back in Alabama will continue to head in our direction for the morning commute. These are the storms that could be strong to severe toward our southernmost counties and middle Georgia. 

    Our Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists have been tracking this storm system for more than a week as it moves across the country. 

    Local school districts are already preparing for the weather. Butts County Schools will be delayed by two hours Friday due to the threat of severe storms.

    Severe Weather Team 2 says people should know their county and counties nearby so you know if severe weather is nearby. 

    The system produced strong storms in Texas and Mississippi on Thursday.

    The storms are expected to impact 100 million people.

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    Temperatures will drop after the storms move out Friday. High temperatures Saturday will be in the upper 50s.

    Drier weather settles into the area next week. 

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