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Tornado watch remains in effect for north Georgia

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The National Weather Service has issued tornado watches and warnings in several counties as a storm system moves in from the west on Thursday.

11:00 P.M. UPDATE: The heaviest of the storm system is over the metro Atlanta area now, though much weakened from earlier. FOX 5 Chief Meteorologist Ken Cook said that if there is the potential for any more severe weather, it would likely be in Gainesville towards Bank County.

The tornado watch mentioned in the 10 p.m. update for many Georgia counties remains in effect until 4 a.m.

Ken says that most of the rain should be out of the area by 1 a.m.

10:25 P.M. UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 11 p.m. in Banks, Barrow and Jackson counties.

10:00 P.M. UPDATE: All warnings have been canceled as the storm continues to move through the state.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 4 a.m. for the following counties: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, GAC297, Gilmer, Glascock, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Towns, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Warren, Washington, Webster, White, Wilcox, Wilkes and Wilkinson.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL CURRENT WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT

9:20 P.M. UPDATE: The storm has moved out of Forsyth County, so the severe thunderstorm warning there has been canceled. The warning has also been canceled in DeKalb County.

At 9:13 p.m., the storm was centered near Auraria, which is 5 miles southwest of Dahlonega and moving northeast at 35 mph.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 9:45 p.m. in east central Dawson and Eastern Lumpkin counties.

As of 9:04 p.m., the NWS says the storm was located near Tucker and moving northeast at 40 mph.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. in northwest Georgia and 4 a.m. in northern Georgia.

9:10 P.M. UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 10 p.m. in north central DeKalb, northern Gwinnett and southeastern Hall counties.

9 P.M. UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 9:45 p.m. for southeastern Dawson, northwestern Forsyth and eastern Lumpkin counties.

The storm was located 9 miles south of Dawsonville at 8:53 p.m. and moving northeast at 40 mph, according to the NWS.

8:48 P.M. UPDATE: The tornado warning has been canceled in Gilmer County. There are no tornado warnings currently in effect, but a watch remains until 4 a.m. in many Georgia counties (details below).

8:30 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather says a tornado warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. for southeastern Gilmer County, while the warning has been canceled in Dawson and Pickens counties.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 9 p.m. for northeastern Fulton, northwestern Forsyth, south central Dawson and east central Cherokee counties.

At 8:32 p.m., the NWS said that the storm capable of producing golf-sized hail was located four miles north of Alpharetta and moving northeast at 40 mph.

A tornado watch is in effect until 4 a.m. for the following counties: Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Calhoun, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Colquitt, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dawson, DeKalb, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Elbert, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lee, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McDuffie, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Towns, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Warren, Washington, Webster, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson and Worth.

8:15 P.M.: A Tornado Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. in Dawson, Gilmer and Pickens counties.

A Severe Thunderstom Warning has been issued until 9 p.m. for the following counties: Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth and Fulton.

As of 8:08 p.m., the National Weather Service said the storm was located 6 miles west of Roswell and moving northeast at 40 mph. It was capable of producing quarter-sized hail.

A tornado watch has been extended until 4 a.m. for dozens of Georgia counties, including the metro area.

8 P.M.: A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 8:15 p.m. for north central Cherokee and south central Pickens counties.

At 7:55 p.m., National Weather Service radar indicated a tornado located over northwestern Cherokee County moving northeast at 35 mph.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the following counties until 8:30 p.m.: Cherokee, Dawson and Pickens.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 8:15 p.m. for Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield counties.

A tornado watch also remains in effect until 11 p.m. for the metro Atlanta area and numerous other counties.

7:30 P.M. UPDATE: A Tornado Warning is in effect for Cherokee, Pickens, and Bartow counties until 8:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. in Cherokee, Pickens and Bartow counties.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. for Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield counties until 8:15 p.m.

7:25 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties until 8 p.m.: Cherokee, Pickens and Bartow.

The storm was located near Euharlee and moving northeast at 40 mph.

The tornado watch has been canceled in Polk County, but remains in effect until 7:30 p.m. in Bartow and Paulding counties.

7:10 P.M. UPDATE: A significant weather advisory has been issued for dime-sized hail and 50 mph winds in Whitfield, Walker, Murray, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga Floyd and Gordon counties until 7:45 p.m.

FOX 5's Kevyn Stewart says that he has a report of a tree on a home near Waco, Ga.

7 P.M. UPDATE: Radar indicated a tornado located near Yorkville moving northeast at 35 mph just before 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Residents in and around that area are urged to seek shelter.

The tornado warning in Haralson has been canceled, but remains in effect until 7:30 p.m. in Bartow, Paulding and Polk counties.

6:45 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued/extended a Tornado Warning until 7:30 p.m. for the following counties: Bartow, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

The storm is near Buchanan and moving northeast at around 40 mph.

Some FOX 5 viewers have reported dime to quarter-size hail in Tallapoosa.

6:40 P.M. UPDATE: FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Steve Milone says that the National Weather Service reports seeing a rotating wall cloud near Buchanan. Nothing has been seen hitting the ground yet. If you're in the area, take cover.

6:20 P.M. UPDATE: A Tornado Warning has been issued in following counties until 6:45 p.m.: Carroll, Haralson and Paulding.

6:15 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7 p.m. in the following counties: Carroll, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

6 P.M. UPDATE: FOX 5 Storm Team chief meteorologist Ken Cook says the storms should begin moving into northwest Georgia in the next 30 minutes. The system still appears capable of producing some severe weather, Ken says.

5:30 P.M. UPDATE: FOX 5 Storm Team chief meteorologist Ken Cook says the line of storms is in eastern Alabama moving east at about 25 mph. It should be in Georgia within the next two hours. The tornado watch remains in effect for dozens of counties, including the metro area.

4:50 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the metro Atlanta area and numerous counties in the western part of Georgia. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Click here for a complete list of counties under the watch.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The storm system heading our way caused some damage in Arkansas on Wednesday. Strong storms in Lincoln County produced winds strong enough to overturn cars, and officials with the National Weather Service are in the area looking for signs of possible tornado damage.

According to FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Joanne Feldman, as the storm line moves in from the west, isolated storms could develop between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The main line will work its way into northwest Georgia between 6 and 8 p.m. and into the metro Atlanta area between 9 and 1 a.m. on Thursday.

Some severe storms could be a part of that system. The main threat will come from strong winds, followed by hail, isolated tornadoes and flooding, says Feldman.

The rain and storms will clear out rapidly in the few hours before sunrise Friday, says Feldman.

Feldman says rainfall amounts will average 1 to 2 inches for many areas.

Click here for some severe weather safety tips!

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