On Tuesday, North Carolina was hit by a line of powerful thunderstorms and left the people at risk of flash flooding and a possible tornado.
“The primary severe hazard on Tuesday afternoon will likely be damaging wind gusts over 60 mph as thunderstorms move through Georgia,” warned a weather reporter.
The weather forecasting team warned about the possible flood flash in parts of the Atlanta metro as the vigorous thunderstorms move across north and central Georgia Tuesday and the potential for a tornado threat in South Georgia.
The expected portions of north and central Georgia include southern Cherokee County, northern Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, north-eastern Douglas County, Fulton County, and central Gwinnett County.
Doppler radar shared his resolute predictions about the case. He said there might be rainfall between 1.5-3 inches in north Georgia on Tuesday. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.2-0.5 inches are possible in the expected areas of North and Central Georgia. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
Few places that will see flash flooding include Atlanta, Marietta, Douglasville, Lawrenceville, Canton, Decatur, Jonesboro, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, East Point, Milton, Kennesaw, Duluth, Woodstock, Acworth, and Forest Park.
Considering the threatening situation, a flood warning has also been issued for Proctor Creek near Atlanta, affecting Fulton County, Peachtree Creek near Atlanta, affecting DeKalb and Fulton counties, Big Creek in Alpharetta, and Crooked Creek near Norcross.
Besides, the authorities have also issued Toronto watches for parts of Georgia until 7 p.m. Tuesday, mostly south of Macon. The issued watch included threat information about wind, hail, and Toronto.
The National Weather Service has also announced the chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms will spread across north and central Georgia Tuesday morning and will dawdle into the evening. The thunderstorm may be accompanied by lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.
The primary severe hazard will be immense hail during the morning hours. It might turn into terrible wind gusts up to 60 mph in the afternoon. Followed by one or two tornadoes are also possible.
Moreover, the thunderstorm raises the risk of flooding and flash flooding of creeks and streams. The team shared more showers and scattered thunderstorms through the area on Wednesday afternoon.
“With the increasing threat for severe thunderstorms tomorrow & Wednesday, know the difference between a Watch and Warning and know where your go-to safe place is!” the US weather service tweeted.
The expected threats are some strong to severe storms capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail, possible brief tornadoes, flooding, and flash flooding, especially in areas that received heavy rainfall on Tuesday.
Alex Forbes, a meteorologist in Macon WMAZ, tweeted by sharing the photos of the damage from the suspected tornadoes in that area earlier this afternoon, “From Marcelle Bridgeman in Crawford County: Destroyed chicken house and shed on Hollis Rd in Crawford County. Also, substantial damage to Cooley Farms on Hwy 128 out of Roberta, GA,” he wrote.
Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted in response to Tuesday’s storms that his office has been in close contact with several of Georgia’s first responder teams.
“As reports continue to come in, my family’s thoughts and prayers are with all who have been impacted,” he wrote.