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Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service advised that the metro area, including Peachtree Corners, should expect strong winds, rain, lightning and the possibility of isolated tornadoes throughout much of Wednesday.

With the possibility of tornadoes, the National Weather Service said to "stay aware today" as its prediction calls for the possibility of tornadoes forming.

The NWS said showers and thunderstorms are expected for the metro area throughout Wednesday afternoon with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

According to the National Weather Service, the storms could be severe. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 67 with up to an inch of rainfall expected today.

The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for north and central Georgia:

TODAY AND TONIGHT... ...SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH AND ITS ASSOCIATED SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE STATE TODAY.

THE SQUALL LINE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE STRONG...DAMAGING WINDS...ISOLATED TORNADOES AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

ANY TORNADOES WILL LIKELY BE BRIEF...WITH LITTLE NOTICE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY AWARE TODAY.

THE LINE OF STORMS IS EXPECTED TO TRACK THROUGH THE ATL METRO AREA BY MID AFTERNOON


Thursday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 48 and and winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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