Me­te­o­rol­o­gists: se­vere weather ap­proaches

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Ex­pect more scat­tered thun­der­storms to roam about metro Atlanta to­day, but the great­est risk of se­vere storms will oc­cur this evening, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

Fore­cast­ers say that there's a 20 per­cent chance of strong to se­vere storms this af­ter­noon, but an 80 per­cent chance of se­vere weather tonight in New­ton County.

The fore­cast­ers are call­ing for se­vere weather be­tween 4 p.m. and 4 a.m. Wed­nes­day for a swath of Ge­or­gia from Colum­bus through Atlanta to Gainesville and Athens.

Scat­tered su­per­cell thun­der­storms in the af­ter­noon may spawn tor- na­does, dam­ag­ing wind and large hail.

Overnight, a squall line may bring dam­ag­ing wind, large hail and iso­lated tor­na­does. Heavy rain­fall is pos­si­ble with the storms.

Storms will be trig­gered by day­time heat­ing in­ter­act­ing with a moist, un­sta­ble air mass across the state.

The high should reach 85 to­day, with a low overnight of 64.

The FFA-FCCLA Cen­ter weather sta­tion in the county has re­ceived 15.39 inches of rain since the first of the year, about three inches short of av­er­age for the time pe­riod.

The stormy weather should give way to sun and a high of 75 on Thurs­day and of 79 for Fri­day and 82 on Satur­day.

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