ATLANTA - Widespread rain could impact your afternoon commute Thursday.
Strong storms prompted at least two tornado warnings in Georgia Thursday afternoon as a line of storms moved in from Alabama.
By a little after 4 p.m. storms had turned over to heavy rain that could snarl traffic as people head home from work.
Some showers will linger through Friday morning but they are not expected to be severe. Drier, cooler air will move in by tomorrow afternoon. High temperatures will be in the lower 60s in metro Atlanta.
More traffic headaches:
A tree down on the perimeter is snarling traffic:
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls says the severe weather threat has ended, but rain is still making for a messy commute:
The severe threat has subsided but the rain, heavy at times, continues and there are major impacts on the commute! Live tracking on Ch. 2 Action News NOW until 7pm. https://t.co/W1ZOnOKS85— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) November 1, 2018
Rain is going to snarl your evening commute. Follow Triple Team Traffic for the latest traffic alerts:
While the heavy rain has moved to eastern suburbs, EVERYONE is getting the steady stuff on WSB Stormtracker Radar. #headlightsON for the sloppy #ATLtraffic ! https://t.co/KslBQmUsyy pic.twitter.com/pVHjhsvg1m— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) November 1, 2018
Channel 2's Mike Petchenik says he's seeing heavy rain in DeKalb County.
More torrential downpours moving through north #Dekalb county. @GlennBurnsWSB @BradNitzWSB @KatieWallsWSB are keeping tabs on this weather. Join us for @wsbtv starting at 4. pic.twitter.com/Hd6zCNnZ8Q— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) November 1, 2018
The tornado warning for Fayette and Coweta counties has been canceled, though Severe Weather Team 2 is still monitoring a line of strong storms between I-75 and I-85.
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said he did not detect a tornado on radar.
Burns says strong, gusty winds possible from Atlanta to Griffin from now until 3 p.m.
Tornado Warning issued for Fayette and Coweta counties until 2:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking LIVE NOW on Channel 2.
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the rotation is weak.
TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT FOR COWETA, FAYETTE UNTIL 2:30PM. pic.twitter.com/K8uGMwDq4D— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) November 1, 2018
Damaging wind is possible with the storms moving through Georgia right now.
Heavy rain is falling in parts of metro Atlanta.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz warns of a rotation in Heard County moving toward Coweta County.
Rotation is developing in this portion of the line of storms in Heard County, moving into Coweta county in SW metro Atlanta.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) November 1, 2018
No warnings for metro Atlanta at this moment (1:30 pm). pic.twitter.com/VEDjZnQmSi
Severe Weather Team 2 warns that straight line winds are a big concern with the system moving through west Georgia right now.
UPDATE:— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) November 1, 2018
TORNADO WARNING continues in NW Georgia, just outside of the @wsbtv viewing area.
The straight-line wind threat is moving through west Georgia now and into the metro Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/dvwCEcKnGG
Tornado warning issued for northeast Georgia, just outside the WSB-TV viewing area.
Unconfirmed reports of a tornado in NE Alabama, moving NE 30 mph.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) November 1, 2018
The TORNADO WARNING has been extended in to NW Georgia until 1:45 pm EDT. This is just outside of the @wsbtv viewing area.
I will cut into programing if a tornado warning is issued for our area this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Bgm3G8C0SD
Line of strong storms moving toward eastern Georgia.
The biggest risk today is for damaging winds, according to Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls.
My biggest concern is for *Damaging Winds* in the a few stronger storms that develop. Up to 1" of rainfall is possible today. The flooding risk is low but clogged drains (especially with recent leaves falling) could create some ponding. Tornado risk is low pic.twitter.com/yZEsRHGAaY— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) November 1, 2018
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz is tracking the storms as they move into north Georgia LIVE NOW on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.
I just showed the spots in this line of storms with the strongest wind. We'll have another check as we track these storms in a few minutes on @wsbtv or at https://t.co/P5zM8vEVQr. pic.twitter.com/HpOzzsAoYN— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) November 1, 2018
Heavy rain and some strong storms are moving into far northwest Georgia. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says an isolated tornado is possible.
Main impacts this afternoon will be heavy rain and the potential for isolated storms with 40-60 mph wind gusts. An isolated brief spin up tornado is possible, too.@BradNitzWSB takes you through the storm timeline -- at noon on Channel 2.— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) November 1, 2018
High wind shear/low instability along the line in AL now -- only a little instability is needed, though, for potentially strong storms.— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) November 1, 2018
Across north Georgia, the atmosphere is stable for now.
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