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Rain and possible severe weather expected this evening

Avondale Estates Decatur Kirkwood and East Lake Metro ATL

Rain and possible severe weather expected this evening

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Picture sent to us by Twitter user Will Brodnax

The National Weather Service is warning of rain and possible severe weather just in time for the evening commute.

“Later on this evening, I would say probably more towards 4 to 5 at the earliest time frame, we should see a line of showers and storms start to push into the area,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Willis told Decaturish. “The main threats with this will be really heavy rainfall and there is also the chance for some isolated severe storms. And if we do get any severe storms, the main threat with that would be some gusty winds, maybe up to 60 miles per hour, and we can’t rule out an isolated tornado as well as it’s pushing through the area later this evening.”

Willis said the main areas that could get some severe weather would be metro Atlanta and areas south of the city. He said the threat of severe weather is less for North Georgia. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch until tomorrow and a wind advisory for this evening.

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While the nasty weather won’t last long (Willis said it will push out overnight), it will be bad for commuters driving home.

“Once it comes in it will really be bad for commuting, probably cause some issues on the roadways,” Willis said. “So if there’s any way to avoid being out when it’s coming through, that would be good. Otherwise, pay attention to any watches or warnings that may be issued through the evening. Be prepared to take action if any warnings are issued, especially.”

Willis said it will be warm and muggy today, and it won’t cool off much Thursday. But, he said expect to see cooler temperatures this weekend, especially on Sunday when we could potentially be in the 40s. Willis said Monday morning temps will be at or below freezing.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.