ATLANTA – Severe thunderstorms are possible for the metro Atlanta area and surrounding counties Saturday evening. Thunderstorms will continue to develop through the evening with the potential for winds to 40 mph or greater, frequent lightning, and heavy rain.
The storms for the most part will be slow movers drifting mainly east-southeast at about 10 mph. Although most of the activity should diminish as the sun goes down a few t-storms could fire up at anytime in the overnight hours.
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More of the same is in store for Sunday before calmer weather returns on Monday. The FOX 5 storm team is tracking the storms moving through north west Atlanta.
Thunderstorms with lightning are moving through north Fulton County, Paulding County, and Cobb County, and are expected to continue heading in a south east direction.
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A significant weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:00 p.m. for north Fulton County, DeKalb County, and southwest Gwinnett County.
There are reports of strong thunderstorms moving over North Druid Hills and Decatur. The National Weather Service says to expect minor damage, including falling tree limbs and the blowing around of light and unsecured objects.
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The expected path of the storms may affect Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Snellville, Lilburn, Chamblee, Doraville, Clarkston, Stone Mountain, Avondale Estates, Pine Lake, Tucker, Belvedere Park, North Decatur, North Atlanta, North Druid Hills, Midtown, Grant Park-Zoo Atlanta and Candler-Mcafee.
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