ATLANTA - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, Chattahoochee, Harris, Lamar, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor, Upson, and Webster until 11 p.m.
We're locked into this summertime pattern of heat, humidity and daily afternoon/evening storms. After a partly cloudy and muggy morning, storms will pop up in the afternoon heat Thursday.
Much like Wednesday, some storms could reach severe levels - mainly due to damaging wind gusts. Any storm, severe or not, can bring locally heavy rain.
The scattered nature of these storms means many areas will not get rain Thursday. But we'll be watching from noon until a couple of hours past sunset for scattered storms to affect some areas.
Storms over recent days have had a tendency to not move much - and bring high rainfall totals over 1"-2" on a localized scale. Today's storms won't necessarily move quickly, but they will drift along in a southeasterly direction once they pop up.
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