Be weather aware: Risk for strong to severe storms today – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Severe Weather Team 2 is getting you prepared for the risk of strong to severe storms on Tuesday.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz says a big storm will move across the southeast late tonight into tomorrow with heavy rain, gusty wind and the risk for strong and severe storms on Tuesday.

We’re tracking the system and updating the timeline for the storms, throughout the day LIVE on Channel 2 Action News.

Storms will have the potential to produce a brief spin-up tornado or two, mainly south.

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Nitz says the main severe weather risk will be south of I-20, where far southside counties have a Level 2 of 5 threat.

Habersham and Troup county schools announced it was closing school on Tuesday. Heard County Schools said it delayed school by 2 hours.

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What you need to know:

  • Heavy rain moves into north Georgia late tonight and for morning commute Tuesday
  • Risk for strong and severe storms will increase (mainly south of I-20) near sunrise through midday.
  • Risk is highest far south with a brief, spin-up tornado is possible
  • Away from any storms, wind gusts of 40+ mph will be possible – especially over the mountains where there is a high wind watch
  • 2-4″+ of rain is possible with this system; some flooding is possible
  • Behind the cold front, there may be enough moisture for some flurries and snow showers (mainly north) Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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