Heavy rain, strong wind gusts move through Georgia

- A round of heavy rain and gusty storms will be sweeping through north Georgia through this evening.

A few storms will have the potential to produce wind gusts to 40 mph, pea-size hail, and briefly heavy rain. The risk of severe weather is low, according to the FOX 5 Storm Team.

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By mid-afternoon Tuesday, an area of heavier rain was moving into northwest Georgia.  

These storms will make progress through the metro area from roughly 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and get a bit weaker as they travel through areas east of metro Atlanta later tonight.

Rainfall totals may average 1/2" to 3/4" across much of the area.  

Now is a good time to download the free FOX 5 Storm Team app which will push alerts to your mobile device when severe weather is near.

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