Storms Firing up to the West...Moving this way | News
That system that is developing to the west is getting its act together tonight. Storms are beginning to fire up in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A tornado watch is in effect for the rest of the evening in those areas as the line moves to the east. Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind will also have the potential to begin to rotate and form a tornado in the watch area. This entire system is moving to the east.
We will begin to see a few showers develop Thursday morning in west Georgia in the metro area. Later in the afternoon, a line of showers with some embedded thunderstorms will move through. We think these will be "general" thunderstorms in the metro area and north Georgia. South of Atlanta and into central and south Georgia, there is a better chance that some of those storms could reach "severe" criteria. The main threat continues to be strong winds with this system.
This front will move through pretty quickly. We won't have enough time to pick up substantial rain. We expect between a half inch and an inch of rain through Thursday evening. Once the front passes, the wind will kick up and the colder air will literally blow in. We will get down to 32 by Friday morning. When you factor in the wind with that freezing temperature, it will feel like it's in the teens. The wind will whip up between 20-30mph Friday. There is a wind advisory in effect for all of the area Friday. This is the type of wind that clould blow some of your outdoor Christmas decorations into your neighbors' yards!
Perfect timing for the cold air to arrive as the Winter Solstice is Friday morning at 6:12.