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Severe storms possible in Georgia on Wednesday

ATLANTA -- Forecasters are expecting a significant severe weather outbreak on Tuesday and Wednesday through the mid-South and Southeastern states.

Forecasters said a storm system moving across the nation is expected to spread severe weather across areas from Texas to Mississippi, and as far north as Illinois and Indiana. By Wednesday, the strongest storms are expected to spread eastward into Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

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11Alive Meteorologist Chris Holcomb says by early Wednesday, a strong line of severe weather will be poised to enter Georgia, bringing with it high winds, vivid lightning, and heavy rains. Chris says not to rule out the outside possibility for a tornado with this storm system. Remeber that if some of these storms do occur during hours when you will be sleeping, to make sure you have a weather radio or some other device that can wake you and alert you to the bad weather.

Although there is still some fine-tuning to be done in advance of the storm system, look for heavy weather to enter the northwestern portion of the state in the early afternoon hours on Wednesday, with the storms getting into Metro Atlanta by the afternoon rush hour.

Keep in mind that the storms may come in earlier, say Tuesday evening, out ahead of the front, or even later in the day Wednesday, depending on the speed of the system and other factors. In addition, the strength of the storms may be affected by the timing. If the storms occur later in the day, they will tend to be stronger, due to the heating of the day.

11Alive's Weather Information Zone team will have full coverage on television and online as the storms approach.