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Tornado watch issued for 49 counties across Georgia

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Tornado watch issued for 49 counties across Georgia


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By Ellie Ritter, contributor 

Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, a tornado watch will be in effect for 49 counties in Georgia. The watch will affect all of Atlanta and Decatur and their surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service.

A watch means that the conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. A tornado warning will be issued if a tornado is actually spotted.

The full list of counties affected is as follows:

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Barrow County

Banks County

Bartow County

Carroll County

Catoosa County

Chattooga County

Cherokee County

Clayton County

Clarke County

Cobb County

Coweta County

Dawson County

DeKalb County

Douglas County

Fannin County

Fayette County

Floyd County

Forsyth County

Fulton County

Gilmer County

Gordon County

Green County

Gwinnett County

Hall County

Haralson County

Heard County

Henry County

Jackson County

Lumpkin County

Madison County

Meriweather County

Morgan County

Murray Counting

Newton County

Oconee County

Oglethorpe County

Paulding County

Pickens County

Polk County

Rockdale County

Spalding County

Towns County

Troup County

Union County

Walker County

Walton County

Wilkes County

White County

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