• ATLANTA WEATHER: Rain clearing continues into Tuesday evening

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA -    This morning's line of rain and storms has moved down into middle Georgia, leaving only clouds and isolated showers behind it

    It was a wet and  stormy morning for many parts of Georgia as a line of storms made its way through Georgia. 

    Our Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologists have been watching this storm system for more than a week as it developed across the country. 

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    Minute-by-minute updates: 

    1:42 p.m.:

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said that there were 8 storm reports from severe thunderstorms this morning. 

    10:41 a.m.:

    The line of rain and storms have mostly moved south of metro Atlanta and weakened as it moved out. 

    8:57 a.m.:

    The line of showers and storms is moving through heart of metro Atlanta, but the main impact is heavy rain.

    8:04 a.m.:

    Tornado Watch canceled for Georgia. The line of rain and storms is still moving through metro Atlanta.

    7:54 a.m.:

    A Significant Weather Advisory has been until 8:15 a.m. for SW Hall, Forsyth,and NE Gwinnett. 40-50 mph winds possible. Moving east at 40 mph.

    7:35 a.m.:

    The line of rain and storms are moving closer to Atlanta. There are no watches or warnings along this line.

    7:09 a.m.:

    A severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for east central Cherokee, northern Forsyth, southeastern Dawson and west central Hall counties until 7:30 a.m.

    7:03 a.m.:

    The line of rain and storms have weakened as they move through metro Atlanta. 

    6:51 a.m.: 

    Tornado watch canceled for all but far northeast Georgia now. Line is weakening... but still heavy rain, potential for 40+ mph wind gusts moving into the north metro now.

    6:27 a.m.:

    The tornado watch has been updated to remove some counties.

    6:13 a.m.:

    The line of rain and storms are moving into Paulding and west Cobb counties. 

    5:57 a.m.: 

    National Weather Service expected to cancel the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon and Pickens at 6 a.m.

    5:44 a.m.:

    Triple Team Traffic is reporting that crashes are being reported on metro Atlanta interstates - and some are due to the wet roads. More rain coming could make the morning commute even worse. 

    5:23 a.m.:

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Gordon County until 6:15 a.m.

    5:21 a.m.:

    The main threats for the line of strong storms will be 40-60 mph wind gusts, but an isolated brief spin up tornado is also possible.

    4:58 a.m.:

    Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Fannin and Gilmer until 5:30 a.m. 

    4:50 a.m.:

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said that he's received information that there has been no reports of damage so far in northwest Georgia as storms move through.

    4:35 a.m.:

    The line of storms is moving toward Chattooga and Floyd counties at about 40 mph. There are 40-60 mph wind gusts and an isolated brief tornado is possible.

    4:18 a.m.: 

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker and Dade counties in northwest Georgia. The thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Fabius to near Dutton, moving east at 50 mph.

    3:53 a.m.:

    Two schools have delayed the start of classes due to the storms. Menlo Elementary School and Leroy Massey Elementary School in Chatooga County will both have a three hour delay.

    3:27 a.m.:

    Tornado Watch has been issued for Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker, White and Whitfield counties until 9 a.m.

    A watch means conditions are right for possible tornado development. 

    3:19 a.m.:

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said the line of strong storms will move into northwest Georgia around 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m.

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