Flash Flood Watch canceled; Tornado Watch shifts east

- The FOX 5 Storm Team said conditions across north Georgia were improving Wednesday afternoon.

The Flash Flood Watch, which the area has been under since the start of the week, has been allowed to expire, but the rain chances continue with scattered showers expected to move through well into the evening hours.

The western part of Georgia has been relieved of the majority of the risk for severe weather, but the following counties are still under a Tornado Watch until 6 p.m.:

Banks, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Towns, White, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall,  Lumpkin, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Union, Walton, Greene, Wilkes, Baldwin, Bibb,  Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson,  Johnson, Taliaferro, Toombs, Treutlen, Warren, and Washington.

The FOX 5 Storm Team has been tracking the powerful storms as they worked their way through the state on Wednesday.

A cold front is sweeping across the area spawning a line of strong-severe storms.

These storms will continue to pose the threat for isolated flooding, isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail, but now the area of concern has shifted mostly to the areas under the Tornado Watch.

Scattered storms will continue to sweep eastward.

Since storms will be scattered in nature and will move through relatively quickly, rainfall amounts Wednesday should generally be 1/4" or less for many of us; however, given recent rains and the saturated ground, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. 

Keep in mind, any gusty winds (even if the storm is below severe levels) could bring down trees.

 

Wednesday's severe weather threat follows a stormy afternoon in parts of south Georgia, where possible tornadoes caused damage in Crisp County, and a waterspout was spotted just off the coast at Tybee Island. 

MORE: Tornadoes, waterspouts reported in south Georgia Tuesday

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