"Remember, if you're close enough to the storm to hear the thunder, you're close enough to be struck by the lightning, whether or not it's raining where you are," Nitz said.
Nitz's forecast called for storms to develop Sunday afternoon. The storms will continue overnight Sunday and into the morning on Memorial Day.
Heavy rain in Buckhead:
"We've got a counter-clockwise circulation around an area of low-pressure back towards the west," Nitz said. "It's pumping the moisture from the tropics, across the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic and bringing it right across Atlanta, the metro area and all of north Georgia."
Nitz said the high on Monday will be 81 with a low of 65.
"As we try to make outdoor plans for Memorial Day, I'm afraid at best, we're looking for just a dry hour or two here and there as we're going to see a lot of rain around, first showers, then rain and thunderstorms," he said. "They'll be scattered, so it won't be continuous rain. There will be some breaks."
Ga. 400 accident:
Nitz said the storms will remain over the metro area and north Georgia Monday night.