Tornado watch in effect for northwest Georgia counties until 3 a.m. – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Stay weather aware throughout the overnight hours as there is a risk for strong to severe storms in north Georgia on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Ashley Kramlich says there is a Level 2 out of 5 slight risk for severe storms in northwest Georgia.

There is Level 1 out of 5 risk for severe storms for the rest of north Georgia.

A tornado watch is in effect for Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties until 3 a.m.

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“This will be primarily a heavy rain event with a strong line of damaging wind gusts, but there is potential that we could see a brief spin-up tornado in the slight risk area,” Kramlich says.

We’ll have LIVE Severe Weather Team 2 coverage tracking the line of storms on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.

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Here’s what to know:

  • Timing of storms: Midnight – 9 AM Sunday
  • Heavy rainfall around 1-2″ possible
  • Brief spin-up tornado possible in NW GA
  • Scattered light rain showers on Sunday
  • Temperatures dropping into the 30s overnight heading into Monday.

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