• Severe weather risk looms thoughout evening


    ATLANTA - Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Glenn Burns tracked pop-up thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon as metro Atlanta remained under a slight risk for severe weather.

    The Storm Prediction Center put Atlanta and counties from part of Polk to Hall County and southward to central Georgia in a slight risk of severe storms Thursday afternoon and evening.

    Burns said heaviest afternoon rainfall moved from Carroll to Coweta counties and into Fayette county as it started to diminish. At one point, the storm created 130 lightning strikes in a 10 minute period.

    Burns said a boundry of rain cooled air would spark most of the thundershowers across north and central Georgia before moving out of the state.

    "We should have a great start to our Friday, but as we get through the afternoon a line of showers in Alabama will die out as they enter metro Atlanta," Burns said.

    Burns said even though there is a 50 percent chance of rain on Friday, most of it will fall in west Georgia.

    Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 80s through the weekend with a chance of rain each day.

    Severe Weather Team 2 will be monitoring Storm Tracker 2HD Radar for the first signs of developing storms throughout the evening and into the weekend.

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