Northwest Georgia and West Central Georgia are under a tornado watch

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The remnants of Hurricane Delta are being felt in Georgia this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, parts of Northwest Georgia and West Central Georgia are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Saturday evening.

A line of heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected to move through the forecast are this afternoon through this evening in association with the remnants of Hurricane Delta.

A few weak and brief tornadoes will be possible with this line of storms in portions of west central and northwest Georgia this afternoon into this evening.

Other hazards will include occasional strong wind gusts and periods of consistent moderate to heavy rainfall.

The heaviest rainfall totals are expected to occur in the higher elevations where an average of 2 to 4 inches could accumulate with locally higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch will also be in effect for these areas of northeast Georgia from 5 p.m. through midnight on Sunday Night / Monday Morning.

The counties affected by the tornado and flash flood watch are:

A line of heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected
to move through the forecast are this afternoon through this
evening in association with the remnants of Hurricane Delta. A few
weak and brief tornadoes will be possible with this line of storms in
portions of west central and northwest Georgia this afternoon into
this evening. Other hazards will include occasional strong wind
gusts and periods of consistent moderate to heavy rainfall. The
heaviest rainfall totals are expected to occur in the higher
elevations where an average of 2 to 4 inches could accumulate
with locally higher amounts possible. Therefore, and Flash Flood
Watch will also be in effect for these areas of northeast Georgia
from 5 pm through midnight on Sunday Night to Monday Morning.

A line of heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected
to move through the forecast are this afternoon through this
evening in association with the remnants of Hurricane Delta. A few
weak and brief tornadoes will be possible with this line of storms in
portions of west central and northwest Georgia this afternoon into
this evening. Other hazards will include occasional strong wind
gusts and periods of consistent moderate to heavy rainfall. The
heaviest rainfall totals are expected to occur in the higher
elevations where an average of 2 to 4 inches could accumulate
with locally higher amounts possible. Therefore, and Flash Flood
Watch will also be in effect for these areas of northeast Georgia
from 5 pm through midnight on Sunday Night into Monday Morning.

Counties and areas under the tornado and flood watches are:

Baldwin
Banks
Barrow
Bartow
Bibb
Bleckley
Butts
Carroll
Catoosa
Chattahoochee
Chattooga
Cherokee
Clarke
Clayton
Cobb
Coweta
Crawford
Crisp
Dade
Dawson
DeKalb
Dodge
Dooly
Douglas
Emanuel
Fannin
Fayette
Floyd
Forsyth
Gilmer
Glascock
Gordon
Greene
Gwinnett
Hall
Hancock
Haralson
Harris
Heard
Henry
Houston
Jackson
Jasper
Jefferson
Johnson
Jones
Lamar
Laurens
Lumpkin
Macon
Madison
Marion
Meriwether
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Murray
Muscogee
Newton
North Fulton
Oconee
Oglethorpe
Paulding
Peach
Pickens
Pike
Polk
Pulaski
Putnam
Rockdale
Schley
South Fulton
Spalding
Stewart
Sumter
Talbot
Taliaferro
Taylor
Telfair
Toombs
Towns
Treutlen
Troup
Twiggs
Union
Upson
Walker
Walton
Warren
Washington
Webster
Wheeler
White
Whitfield
Wilcox
Wilkes
Wilkinson