Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018
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The afternoon “unpredictable” severe weather expected

ATLANTA FORECAST

Saturday: Palmares: 90

Saturday night: Low: 72

Sunday: Top: 88

»For a forecast detailed, visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution page

Residents of Metro Atlanta woke up to a series of violent storms moving into the area.

A severe storm warning is in effect for the counties of Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Walton until 7:15. Saturday.

These storms could be the strongest confronted by the region, although others could appear later in the day, according to Brian Monahan, a meteorologist at Channel 2 Action News. Heavy at Cumming on Lake Lanier. Quit the wake up call! @BMonahanWSB @BradNitzWSB @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/iSGLL8rmd5

– Phil Werz (@ pmw2010) July 21, 2018

There is a risk of Dispersion However, it might not be as dark as a map of the stormy storm painted in orange could make it look, said the chief meteorologist for Channel 2 Action News Glenn Burns.

"During the night we will hear lightning, thunder and sometimes Heavy rains locally, but the good news is that it will weaken as it moves into northwest and west Georgia, "Burns said.

(Channel 2 Action News)

After the possibility of severe nighttime weather was gone early in the morning, the sky should be clear and sunny until lunch time, Burns says.

This is both a good and a bad thing. It's good because you do not have to cancel all your Saturday morning plans. This is bad because no cloud means that the sun will have the chance to heat Atlanta to 90 degrees, which will only become the fuel of the afternoon storm, Burns said. Do not cancel them but stay WEATHER WEATHER! Scattered storms heat up during the day and some may be strong or intense with potentially dangerous wind and hail. The risk of tornado is low. #gawx pic.twitter.com/ME3u8TOAfH

– Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) July 20, 2018

These storms have the potential to become really nasty with destructive winds, lightning frequent and heavy showers. Burns says that pockets of fresh air in the atmosphere also create a moderate risk of hail, which could damage cars and roofs.

Burns says these storms are "very unpredictable" and could crop up anywhere in Georgia until the sun goes down, cutting off the fuel supply from storms.

These storms are sent to the southeast by a great time Sunday's forecast seems a little clearer with only 40 percent chance of rain, but it climbs to 70 percent for Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday's storms could have an impact on a few events around the Atlanta subway, namely the Atlanta United match and the Jason Aldean concert.

Atlanta United takes DC United at 3:30 pm at the Mercedes-Benz stadium, and although the storms should not affect the game, they could affect traffic to and from the game.

Jason Aldean, along with Hootie and the Blowfish, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs, have a concert at SunTrust Park, and the doors open at 4pm.

RELATED: Jason Aldean at SunTrust Park: tickets, parking, lineup and more

»For a closer look at the weekend outlook and things to do in your area:

Atlanta | Cobb | DeKalb | Gwinnett | North Fulton

(Channel 2 Action News)

» For up-to-date traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.

»Download the Atlanta Journal-Constitution app for on-the-go weather alerts.


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