Date: 2021-10-06 20:57:22
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A tornado watch has been issued for part west Georgia through Wednesday night, with much of metro Atlanta under a flash flood watch.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Georgia, including Cartersville, until 11 p.m. Portions of Alabama and Tennessee are also under the watch.
The northwest corner of Georgia has a slight risk Wednesday afternoon and evening for a few severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado or two, the NWS said.
The threat of flash flooding also remains, with a flash flood watch in effect for much of north and central Georgia. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible through Wednesday night, especially across portions of northwest and west central Georgia. The primary threat for the strongest storms that form will be frequent lightning, and strong, gusty winds with the potential for downed trees due to saturated soils. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out.
A flood warning is in effect for the Big Creek river near Alpharetta, affecting Fulton and Forsyth counties. Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.
Continued showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall can be expected across north and central Georgia through Thursday. The main concern will be the potential for additional flooding. Creeks and smaller streams could flood quickly, and larger rivers may rise to bankfull or higher through the latter half of the week. Outside of flooding concerns, a few stronger storms could also produce gusty winds, frequent lightning, and downed trees due to saturated soils.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 76. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 76. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday, Columbus Day
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.