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FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, storms in metro Atlanta Tuesday

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 5:59 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Storms will move through metro Atlanta on Tuesday with heavy rain and severe weather possible.

Timeline

Tuesday morning will be dry with torrential downpours moving into metro Atlanta by noon. Storms will continue through 4 p.m. with the activity moving out as you drive home from work around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

We’ll see a break from the rain Tuesday evening with another round of isolated storms Tuesday night around 9 p.m.

Forecast map for noon Tuesday
Forecast map for noon Tuesday(WGCL)
Forecast map for 4 p.m. Tuesday
Forecast map for 4 p.m. Tuesday(WGCL)
Forecast map for 9 p.m. Tuesday
Forecast map for 9 p.m. Tuesday(WGCL)

What to expect

The greatest risk for severe weather will be south of Atlanta towards Central GA, where there is a level 3 out of 5 risk for strong storms. In addition to heavy rain and flash flooding, damaging winds and lightning are also possible.

Level 2 out of 5 risk for Metro Atlanta.
Level 2 out of 5 risk for Metro Atlanta.(cbs46)

Wednesday is also a First Alert Weather Day. Sunshine Wednesday afternoon gives way to scattered t-storms through the evening that are very likely to be severe. The storms will be isolated, but any that do pop up are very likely to have damaging winds, tons of lightning and large hail.

Isolated Severe Storms
Isolated Severe Storms(cbs46)
Level 3 out of 5 risk for Metro Atlanta.
Level 3 out of 5 risk for Metro Atlanta.(cbs46)