ATLANTA -- A major January severe weather outbreak is taking place Sunday night in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee. We are monitoring these storms as they move to the east toward Georgia.
There have been numerous tornado warnings in Arkansas with damage and tornado emergencies declared in some counties there. The line will move east through Mississippi overnight and eventually into NW Alabama.
The line will move into northwest Georgia between 6am and 8am Monday. It will continue south and east into Metro Atlanta between 8am and 11am, then move south of Atlanta after lunch.
The cool "wedge' that is over us right now is going to act in our favor by helping to weaken these storms as they move in. I still expect some thunder and lightning and the potential for severe thunderstorms with the passage of the storms. However, it won't be the same type of outbreak as they are having Sunday night to the west.