Be weather aware: Potential for severe storms overnight

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Prepare for the possibility of strong to severe storms early Friday morning. 

Severe thunderstorms are likely once again across north and central Georgia late Thursday night through Friday morning. The timeline is midnight to 9 a.m. 

A Level 2 or "Slight Risk" has been posted for all of north and central Georgia through that time frame.

Initial computer model output has a line of thunderstorms arriving in metro Atlanta about 3-4 a.m., with areas to the west seeing the storms earlier (after midnight), and areas east seeing the arrival later.

These storms will be capable of damaging winds up to 60 mph, large hail up to an inch in diameter, heavy rain and a small risk for a quick spin up tornado along the squall line.

Some showers and thunderstorms will linger into the early afternoon, although their severity should be lessened. 

Cooler air will move in behind the system for Friday and Saturday with sunny skies and warmer temperatures on the way for Easter Sunday.

Make sure you are ready for this next round of severe weather. Have your cellphones charged late Thursday night and the FOX 5 Storm Team app downloaded on your phone so you will have instant notification of any severe weather alerts near you.


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