Georgia braces for severe weather Tuesday and Wednesday

Georgia residents awoke Tuesday morning to cloudy skies and rainfall, but that picture is set to worsen over the next two days as severe storms move into north and central Georgia.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms will continue to increase and push southward, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rainfall could lead to localized flash flooding in some areas and there is a marginal risk for a few severe storms in the around and south of I-20.

The best timing for severe thunderstorm development is expected to be this afternoon into the early evening hours. The primary hazards from any severe thunderstorm that develops will be damaging wind gusts and large hail.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Strong thunderstorms could develop at any time and have the potential to produce gusty winds and small hail. Locally heavy rainfall and frequent lighting strikes will also be possible.

Wednesday and Thursday: The potential for severe thunderstorms will remain high for Wednesday into Thursday. Severe thunderstorms will continue to be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few
tornadoes. Localized flash flooding will also be possible.

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