Damaging wind, hail, isolated tornadoes possible Thursday

ATLANTA — If you have outdoor plans or errands to run, get them done tonight if you can. Thursday will be a day to be weather aware.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns says parts of northwest Georgia will be under a Level 4 out of 5 risk. Other areas will be under a Level 2 or 3 risk, including parts of the metro area.

We’re using the most advanced weather technology in Georgia to track the system. Watch Channel 2 Action News all day Thursday for updates on the threats and timing.

Burns said there will not be a wedge of cold air for this round like there was last week that protected the area from the storms that hit Mississippi and Alabama.

“However, the cool of the night will play a major role in the weakening line of storms into the metro,” he said.

Here is what to know about the

  • Heavy rain and damaging winds are the main risks for Thursday. Large hail, isolated tornadoes, and flash flooding are also possible.
  • Flash Flood Watch issued for several north Georgia counties Thursday. Some areas could see anywhere from 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall.
  • Rain and storm chances stick around through the weekend.

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