Update: 12: 20 p.m. – Severe Thunderstorm Warning added
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHWESTERN OCONEE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA… BARROW COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… EASTERN GWINNETT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… SOUTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA… CENTRAL NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… * UNTIL 100 PM EDT. * AT 1218 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR ROSEBUD TO NEAR GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK TO ROCKY PLAINS, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… LAWRENCEVILLE, CONYERS, WINDER, MONROE, COVINGTON, JEFFERSON, SNELLVILLE, LOGANVILLE, BRASELTON, AUBURN, DACULA, SOCIAL CIRCLE, GRAYSON, STATHAM, OXFORD, PORTERDALE, HOSCHTON, WALNUT GROVE, BETHLEHEM AND BETWEEN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM EDT FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA. 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…POSSIBLE HAIL…<.75IN WIND…60MPH
Update: 12:09 p.m. Significant Weather advisory issued for Southern Walton County – This includes Monroe, Covington, Social Circle, Oxford, Walnut Grove Jersey and Mansfield.
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BUTTS…SOUTHERN WALTON… ROCKDALE…NORTHWESTERN JASPER…NEWTON AND SOUTHEASTERN HENRY COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 PM EDT… AT 1206 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER FINCHERVILLE, OR 7 MILES NORTH OF JACKSON… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. HAZARD…40 TO 50 MPH WIND AND ENHANCED RISK OF A BRIEF TORNADO. IMPACT…WHILE WINDS SHOULD RESULT IN MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT…UNSECURED OBJECTS…THIS STORM HAS ALSO EXHIBITED LOCALIZED ROTATION. A BRIEF TORNADO COULD QUICKLY FORM. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE CONYERS, MONROE, COVINGTON, JACKSON, SOCIAL CIRCLE, OXFORD, PORTERDALE, WALNUT GROVE, MANSFIELD, JERSEY, GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, STEWART, TURTLE COVE, OLA, WORTHVILLE, NORTH ALCOVY, FINCHERVILLE, OAK HILL AND MAGNET. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… PEOPLE OUTDOORS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. WIND…50MPH
The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Tornado Watch until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, for several areas in Georgia, including the local area. This includes the counties of Walton, Gwinnett, and all the surrounding counties. Also named are the cities of Conyers Covington, Madison, Monroe, Watkinsville and Winder. Tornadoes have already caused deaths in communities west of Georgia.
A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10 p.m,. this evening.
WINDS…SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * TIMING…4 AM TO 10 PM SUNDAY. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS WILL BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. IF GROUNDS ARE MORE SATURATED FROM RAIN, THEN TREES WILL BE MORE PRONE TO BEING KNOCKED DOWN OR UPROOTED. A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH…OR GUSTS TO 35 MPH OR STRONGER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. &&
Day one, – this afternoon and tonight – isolated thunderstorms are possible, but not forecast for the local area. Some of the storms could contain gusty winds and frequent lightning.
Day 2 through 7, Sunday to Friday – Scattered severe storms are expected, beginning as early as Sunday morning as a strong storm system moves across the state. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes can be expected. This will end Sunday evening and another front is expected Thursday that with bring with it another chance of thunderstorms.
Stay alert Sunday. The storms are expected to begin in the local area mid-morning and last possibly until about 4 p.m..