(STORM WATCH ATLANTA) ATLANTA GA
2:35 AM ET THU 2/20/14
Storm Prediction Center continues a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms overnight tonight into Friday morning with the main threat being damaging winds. An isolated tornado is also possible. The best timing for severe weather overnight tonight into Friday will be from 1am Friday to 10am Friday. It now looks like the storms may come in a few hours earlier than expected. Now, between 2 and 5am in metro Atlanta.
A powerful cold front will bring a squall line of thunderstorms across the southeast late today as warm moist air moves in from the gulf. There is enough shear (around 50 kts) for some of these storms to produce winds up to 60 mph. Hail is not a big concern. Some local street flooding is possible during your early morning Friday rush. Dangerous lightning is likely. Expect severe thunderstorm warnings as possible a couple of tornado warnings in the Atlanta North GA area overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
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PLEASE STAY ALERT ALL DAY FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS STILL DEVELOPING WEATHER SITUATION AS THERE MAY BE CHANGES IN FORECAST AND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED LATE TONIGHT / EARLY FRIDAY FOR ATLANTA AND NORTH AND WEST GA.
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