Severe storms move out but heavy rain still causing problems across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — A line of severe storms is moving through metro Atlanta and is likely to produce damaging wind gusts, lightning. Hail and brief, isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out

The storm had already spawned one tornado in Bainbridge in southwest Georgia earlier Wednesday.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns has been tracking the severe storms throughout Wednesday night.

Burns says the severe weather risk for parts of northwest Georgia is a Level 3 out of 5. All of metro Atlanta is under Level 2 for severe weather.

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5:00 a.m.

The tornado watch issued for north Georgia has been canceled.

2:26 a.m.

Glenn Burns says the threat for tornadoes is lowering across north Georgia. There is still a risk for isolated, severe storms

Tree damage has been reported in Hall County. Other areas have reported flooding issues.

The threat for any tornadoes is now diminishing rapidly across north Georgia. Still a risk for a severe storm but it...

Posted by Glenn Burns on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

1:56 a.m.

ROUND 2 NOW TAKING AIM AT CARROLL AND HEARD COUNTIES. FLOOD WARNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR PEACHTREE CREEK AT BRIARWOOD.

Posted by Glenn Burns on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

1:45 a.m.

STORMS INTENSIFYING A LITTLE BIT NORTH CLAYTON, SOUTH DEKALB, ROCKDALE, AND WALTON COUNTIES. See that sharp gradient from green to red? Strong winds there as it moves east at 45 mph.

Posted by Glenn Burns on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

1:35 a.m.

A very intense storm will impact Troup and Heard counties as it moves east at 50 mph. Intense lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall can be expected.

Posted by Glenn Burns on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

12:24 a.m.

The tornado watch has been canceled for some counties but remains in effect: Banks, Barrow, Butts, Carroll, Clarke, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, and Walton.

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF LIGHTNING TONIGHT. TORNADO WATCH CANCELED FOR SOME BUT DOES STILL INCLUDE: Banks, Barrow, Butts,...

Posted by Glenn Burns on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

11:13 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Douglas, Haralson and Polk counties until 12:00am.

11:12 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Lumpkin, Paulding and Pickens counties until 12:00am.

10:54 p.m.

Conyers police sent a tweet to remind people to charge their phones.


10:34 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Paulding and Polk County until 11:15pm.

10:32 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for Cleburne County, Alabama, which is in the Channel 2 Action News viewing area.

10:17 p.m.

A tornado watch has been extended to most of North Georgia until 5 a.m.

10:07 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Gilmer, Murray, Floyd, Whitfield, Gordon and Pickens counties until 10:45 p.m.

9:43 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Chattooga County until 10:30 p.m.

7:21 p.m.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a statement on Twitter urging everyone to take precautions ahead of the storms.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking severe storms as they move through your neighborhood, throughout the night on Channel 2 Action News.

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Here is what you need to know for Wednesday.

  • The main risks are damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.
  • Hail and brief, isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
  • First round of rain moves out Wednesday afternoon after lunchtime.
  • Second round of strong to severe storms moves in Wednesday between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will last into Thursday morning.

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