Weather Alert: New Thunderstorm Warning issued- Flash Flood Warning remains

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…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM EDT FOR CENTRAL OCONEE…NORTHWESTERN MORGAN…WALTON AND NORTHEASTERN NEWTON COUNTIES… AT 847 AM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OXFORD, OR NEAR COVINGTON, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… MONROE, COVINGTON, SOCIAL CIRCLE, OXFORD, WALNUT GROVE, RUTLEDGE, BOSTWICK, GOOD HOPE, JERSEY, EBENEZER, STARRSVILLE, HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK, BRICK STORE, PANNELL, HERNDONVILLE, GRATIS AND GUM CREEK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. && HAIL…<.75IN WIND…60MPH

Update
Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm warnings have expired. Flash Flood Warning remains in place until 1:15 p.m.
Update
Tornado Warning issued until 7:45 a.m., Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 7:45 a.m. and Flash Flood Warning Issued unti 1.15 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN OCONEE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA… SOUTHEASTERN BARROW COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHWESTERN CLARKE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA… NORTHEASTERN WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA… * UNTIL 745 AM EDT. * AT 720 AM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER CAMPTON, OR NEAR MONROE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. HAZARD…TORNADO. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… MONROE, STATHAM, ARCADE, BOGART, BETHLEHEM, ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, WESTGATE PARK, BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR, BEECHWOOD HILLS, OCONEE HEIGHTS, NICHOLASVILLE, CAMPTON AND GRATIS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A MOBILE HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! THIS CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. IF YOU SEE WIND DAMAGE…HAIL OR FLOODING…WAIT UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED…AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 OR TWEET US YOUR REPORT AT NWSATLANTA. && TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED HAIL…0.00IN

..A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 AM EDT FOR CENTRAL WALTON COUNTY… AT 715 AM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NICHOLASVILLE TO MONROE TO NEAR JERSEY, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… MONROE, BETWEEN, GOOD HOPE, JERSEY, HERNDONVILLE, GRATIS, BOLD SPRINGS, NICHOLASVILLE, PANNELL AND CAMPTON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. && HAIL…<.75IN WIND…60MPH

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… SOUTHWESTERN BARROW COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… SOUTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… GWINNETT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHWESTERN WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… * UNTIL 115 PM EDT FRIDAY. * AT 711 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… LAWRENCEVILLE, CONYERS, WINDER, SNELLVILLE, BUFORD, LILBURN, LOGANVILLE, AUBURN, STONE MOUNTAIN, DACULA, GRAYSON, OXFORD, LITHONIA, WALNUT GROVE, BETHLEHEM, BETWEEN, CARL, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK AND CANDLER-MCAFEE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. &&

Initial Alert
Following on Sunday’s severe weather that caused significant damage across the southeast, including some in the local area, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has in its Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of north and central Georgia a warning for the potential for severe weather again on Friday, April 19, 2019. Walton, Gwinnett and the surrounding counties are included in the potential area.
Day  One: Today and tonight: A strong storm system will bring a round of thunderstorms to portions of north and west central Georgia late tonight into early Friday. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind, brief spin up tornadoes, large hail and heavy rainfall. Storms should enter the northwest by close to midnight and make it across north and west central Georgia by 8 AM Friday. .
Day Two. Friday through Wednesday: The storm system and associated thunderstorms will continue pushing eastward through Friday morning across portions of north and central Georgia. Strong to severe storms are possible with damaging wind, brief spin up tornadoes, large hail and heavy rainfall. The storms should be pushing across east central Georgia mainly from 8 AM until 12 PM Friday. Otherwise no hazardous weather is expected until Wednesday when a slight chance of thunderstorms returns to the area.
National Weather Service
No weather warnings have yet been issued in advance of these storms, which are expected to begin in the local area at about 7 a.m. Friday. According to advanced predictions in Weather.com, these storms are expected to continue until 2 p.m. The rain is expected to begin in the early morning hours.

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