ATLANTA — Strong storms moved through parts of north Georgia Friday, spawning at least one tornado.
Several tornado warnings were issued on Friday afternoon and at least one tornado touched down in Monroe County, overturning a mobile home and leaving several people with minor injuries.
Here’s how the storms unfolded:
A viewer sent us a photo of a home on its side in Monroe County, just south of the Channel 2 Action News viewing area.
A woman was rescued from the home. At least two other people had minor injuries.
A new tornado warning has been issued for Putnam and Green counties until 4:15 p.m.
A tornado watch has been issued for Greene and Putnam counties until 8 p.m.
Tornado warning issued for Greene, Taliaferro counties until 3:30 p.m.
A tornado warning has been issued for Jasper and Putnam counties until 3:45 p.m.
Tornado warning now for Jasper and Putnam counties. Confirmed tornado headed that way. pic.twitter.com/e3Ie3BnxrM— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 1, 2021
The street car in downtown Atlanta has been suspended due to flooding.
Update: Streetcar services temporarily suspended, due to flood waters at the intersection of Pk Pl & Edgewood Ave. The maintenance team is working to correct this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.— MARTA (@MARTASERVICE) January 1, 2021
A tornado warning has been issued for Monroe, Crawford and Taylor counties until 2:30 p.m. A warning in Upson County has been canceled.
Likely tornado here in middle Georgia in NW Crawford county (west of Macon). This is not in the Channel 2 viewing area and is moving away from Upson County. pic.twitter.com/7nATVIPUHJ— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 1, 2021
Tornado warning includes a sliver of far southern Upson County. pic.twitter.com/DOpoqg5amh— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 1, 2021
Heavy rain is continuing across much of metro Atlanta. Strong wind gusts are still possible.
Heavy rain continues across much of the area. Strong wind gusts are still possible in the heaviest downpours especially south of I-20.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 1, 2021
Rain is ending from the west and we'll see gradual improvement later this afternoon. I'll be tracking the rain live on Channel 2 at 4/5/6 pm. pic.twitter.com/wD1CEj8ISz
A tornado warning has been issued for Meriwether, Troup and Harris counties until 12 p.m.
Tornado warning for radar indicated rotation until noon includes Troup and Meriwether counties. pic.twitter.com/GNOAPwb166— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 1, 2021
The Northside exit on I-75 south is underwater, according to Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns.
[INTERACTIVE: StormTracker 2HD Radar]
The severe weather risk continues Friday but is low overall, level 1 on a 1-5 scale (yellow on second pic). The tornado probability is 2% (blue on third pic), meaning an isolated tornado is possible.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) December 31, 2020
Heavy rainfall is possible where 1-3 inch rainfall could lead to flooding. pic.twitter.com/KiEV0kZDog