FOX 5 Storm Team: Severe thunderstorm watches in some Georgia counties
FOX 5 Atlanta Storm Team meteorologists tracked the potential for severe weather in Georgia on Sunday as a band of thunderstorms rolled through the state.
Meteorologist Todd Borek said the day's first warnings occurred around 7:50 a.m. as a storm with 60-plus mph winds entered Floyd, Chattooga and Walker counties.
The trend seemed to be more isolated severe events Sunday afternoon as opposed to the more widespread nature of the activity Sunday morning, Borek said.
Severe thunderstorm warnings triggered in Butts and Lamar counties Sunday afternoon. Initially, watches triggered in Spalding County, Butts County and Lamar County until 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Severe thunderstorm watches in north Georgia expired at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday
Thunderstorms projected to reach Gainesville and Marietta at 10:50 a.m. with strong wind gusts and brief heavy rainfall.
Early Sunday morning, a severe thunderstom watch box spread from Polk County to Union County. At 10:24 a.m., severe thunderstorm watches were in effect in Bartow County, Cherokee County, Polk County, Pickens County through 11 a.m. There is potential for damaging winds.
The severe thunderstorm watch box cut off near the Interstate 285 corridor where the severity of the storms predicts to lessen.
There are no areas at high risk of tornadoes at this time.
At 9:40 a.m. Sunday, severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect in Bartow County, Bartow County and Polk County until 9:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
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