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Another Tornado Outbreak Across the South Today

heavy rain tonight
Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 7:33 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2022 at 8:40 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - It will be a dry and warm day in Georgia today, but a tornado outbreak is likely to our west across Mississippi and Louisiana.

Tornadoes are likely across the Dixie Alley
Tornadoes are likely across the Dixie Alley(cbs46)

Tuesday Forecast:

Filtered sunshine and a warm breeze. Temperatures climb into the mid 70s and it stays very warm through the evening.

High: 76° Average High: 68° Chance of Rain: 10% late

What You Need to Know:

The storm system weakens considerably as it reaches Georgia tonight. Rain moves in after 9pm and heavy rain is expected through the morning commute Wednesday. The severe risk is low overnight.

Heavy rain for the morning commute.
Heavy rain for the morning commute.(cbs46)

After sunrise, storms may start to gain strength as they move out of Georgia into the Carolinas. There is a small chance for an isolated tornado between 7am-12pm across the eastern portion of our state.

Isolated severe storms possible in East GA
Isolated severe storms possible in East GA(cbs46)
5% chance of a tornado across East Ga after sunrise.
5% chance of a tornado across East Ga after sunrise.(cbs46)

What produced severe weather outbreak in Texas?

The severe weather outbreak in Texas on Monday was caused by a classic low pressure system, which developed right over the state. As that system moves east, we’ll see showers and storms, but our severe thunderstorm risk will be lower in metro Atlanta due to the storms moving into our region overnight with less energy.

The storm system that impacted Texas on Monday will bring rain and storms to north Georgia Wednesday with a lower risk of severe storms.

Sunshine returns through the afternoon tomorrow and temps hit 70 once again.