Georgia weather storm metro Atlanta live updates Jan. 9

ATLANTA — Heavy wind, rain and storms are moving through metro Atlanta and north Georgia Tuesday morning. 

There’s a level 1 risk for severe storms along the I-85 corridor south and east of the interstate. There’s also a level 2 risk a little more south, including Putnam, Butts, Jasper, Pike, Lamar and Upson counties. 

At 8:15 a.m., a tornado warning was issued for Atlanta, East Point and areas including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport until 8:45 a.m.  It also included parts of DeKalb and Clayton counties before expiring; we have no confirmed reports at this time that a tornado touched down.

A flood was warning issued until 2 p.m. for Fulton County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, as well as Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties.

A flash flood warning was issued until 2:45 p.m. for Meriwether, Pike, Coweta and Upson counties. Another flash flood warning was issued until 3 p.m. for Spalding, henry, Newton and Rockdale counties.

A flash flood watch is also in effect for the north Georgia mountains. 

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10:00 a.m. | Much of the storm/rains have passed, but now the region will be turning attention to flooding and wind risks. A high wind warning is in place for several north Georgia counties – Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin, White – until 1 p.m.

A wind advisory until 7 p.m. is also in place for virtually the entire metro Atlanta and north Georgia region.

.@11AliveNews Community StormTracker Jennifer Sconyers says her front and backyards look more like a lake! Flooding in Henry county. #gawx #storm11 pic.twitter.com/lG79MSy2dw

— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) January 9, 2024

9:07 a.m. | A ground stop is in place at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport until 9:30 a.m.

The FAA places a likelihood of extension past 9:30 a.m. as less than 30%.

9:02 a.m. | Look at how conditions are progressing:

Morning Radar Update [1/9/24]
Showers are ongoing this morning with the heaviest rain occurring along and west of I-85. Flooding remains a growing concern over the next several hours. Please use caution if on the roads this morning. Turn Around, Don’t Drown 🌧️#gawx pic.twitter.com/z6sJdLKLQ8

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

8:48 a.m. | Here’s how things are looking outside the 11Alive News studios:

The tornado warning has lifted but strong winds and heavy rain blowing through the @11AliveNews studios in midtown. @11AliveTraffic #Storm11 #11alive @LizaLLucas pic.twitter.com/qcDU4gjgGn

— Crash Clark (@CrashClark99) January 9, 2024

The tornado warning has lifted but strong winds and heavy rain blowing through the @11AliveNews studios in midtown. @11AliveTraffic #Storm11 #11alive @LizaLLucas pic.twitter.com/qcDU4gjgGn

— Crash Clark (@CrashClark99) January 9, 2024

8:47 a.m. | And now we have a flash flood warning for Spalding, Henry, Newton and Rockdale counties until 3 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Spalding, Henry, Newton, Rockdale co. until 1/09 3:00PM. Do not drive on a flooded road! #storm11 #gawx pic.twitter.com/VzBjEcIsd3

— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) January 9, 2024

8:43 a.m. | We now have a flash flood warning for Meriwether, Pike, Coweta, Spalding and Upson counties until 2:45 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Meriwether, Pike, Coweta, Spalding, Upson co. until 1/09 2:45PM. Do not drive on a flooded road! #storm11 #gawx pic.twitter.com/5Gn0YxEfuz

— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) January 9, 2024

8:42 a.m. | We’ll be returning to live coverage at 8:56 a.m.

8:28 a.m. | Again: Tornado warning canceled, but very strong wind risk still in place through 8:45 a.m.:

The Tornado Warning has been canceled and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for winds of 60 mph has been issued until 8:45. Seek shelter in an interior room and away from windows. https://t.co/hcE9hnaeCq pic.twitter.com/uNFQ792w0s

— Atlanta-Fulton County EMA (@AFCEMA) January 9, 2024

8:25 a.m. | The tornado warning has been allowed to expire – but a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for much of the same zone until 8:45 a.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Atlanta GA, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport GA and North Atlanta GA until 8:45 AM EST pic.twitter.com/u4NIKY7e9I

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

8:14 a.m. | Tornado warning issued including Atlanta, East Point and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport until 8:45 a.m. It also includes parts of DeKalb and Clayton counties.

Tornado Warning including Atlanta GA, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport GA and East Point GA until 8:45 AM EST pic.twitter.com/IQjNUpFgVB

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

8:05 a.m. | Flood warning issued until 2 p.m. for Fulton County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, as well as Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties.

7:45 a.m. | You can currently re-watch our full update from a short while ago in the video player at the top of this story.

7:30 a.m. | New flood warning in effect for Big Creek potentially impacting Cumming, Alpharetta and Roswell.

7:10 a.m. | Not in our immediate zone, but a tornado watch is in place for much of southwest Georgia until 2 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia until 2 PM EST pic.twitter.com/uZdf30sMIe

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

6:50 a.m. | Stick with us for continuing live coverage at 7 a.m. from 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil!

6:35 a.m. | Here’s the latest outlook from 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil:

Heavy rain and gusty winds could lead to flooding and power outages. The stormy conditions will remain in place through early afternoon. Here’s the latest. #weather #gawx #11alive pic.twitter.com/utVx0js54x

— Chesley11aliveWX (@chesley11alive) January 9, 2024

6:30 a.m. | National Weather Service reports wind gusts of 35-40 mph have already been observed in parts of west-central Georgia.

Windy and dreary conditions this morning 🍃🌧️
Primary threats this morning are heavy rain rates and strong winds. Wind gusts 35 to 40 MPH have already been observed across portions of west-central GA.
Take extra caution if you are on the road this morning #gawx pic.twitter.com/QQygvSNcc5

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

4:45 a.m. | Good morning, it’s nasty out there! 

We’re covering metro Atlanta as heavy rains are expected to pour onto the region throughout the morning.

As you can see in the radar above, the rains have already arrived and if you take a look at our hourly forecast, that’s only going to continue into the later morning hours — with wind conditions getting stronger as the morning moves on.

We’re tracking the rain and impending storms on @11AliveNews right now. @chesley11alive has you covered from the weather center, Crash Clark is monitoring the roads, @jcarnes11alive is in Thundertruck, & I’m out in the elements keeping an eye on conditions.
Be safe today. https://t.co/wJSPJ6QuPU

— Christie Diez (@ChristieOnTV) January 9, 2024

Meanwhile in other parts of the state, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center notes an increased tornado risk moving toward southwest and west central Georgia.

The risk for tornadoes has increased to our southwest over southern AL and the western FL panhandle. This area of thunderstorms and favorable tornado parameters will slide east into parts of west central GA over the next several hours. #gawx https://t.co/P6wefp3PG7

— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 9, 2024

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