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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado Watch for central Georgia until 7 p.m.

Torrential downpours will continue today with a second round of storms expected Wednesday.
The weather action picks up quickly on Tuesday as a warm front approaches and brings heavy downpours and thunderstorms.
Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 4:37 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Rain will continue in metro Atlanta this afternoon with the risk of severe thunderstorms in central Georgia.

Tornado Watch

A tornado watch is in effect for Meriwether, Troup, Lamar, Pike and Upson counties until 7 p.m. this evening. This is the area where the risk of damaging winds and tornadoes will be the highest.

The tornado watch does not include metro Atlanta.

Tornado Watch for central Georgia until 7 p.m.
Tornado Watch for central Georgia until 7 p.m.(WGCL)

Metro Atlanta today

Rain will continue in metro Atlanta through 4 p.m. this afternoon. The rain could be heavy at times, but no severe weather is expected in metro Atlanta.

Torrential downpours & storms
Torrential downpours & storms(cbs46)
Forecast map for 5 p.m. Tuesday
Forecast map for 5 p.m. Tuesday(WGCL)

Wednesday’s forecast

Wednesday will start with clouds and fog. The temperature will be in the 60s early in the day. Isolated showers cannot be ruled out in the morning. Sunshine should burn through the clouds by midday and the afternoon looks warm and humid. The temperature should get to near 80. Isolated thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon and evening.

Scattered severe storms likely
Scattered severe storms likely(cbs46)

Any storms that do pop up Wednesday have a very good chance at becoming severe. Right now, Metro Atlanta is under a level 3 out 5 risk for severe weather, the highest so far this season. Tons of lightning, damaging wind, and hail are all likely.

Level 3 out of 5 for Metro Atlanta.
Level 3 out of 5 for Metro Atlanta.(cbs46)

Much colder late in the week

The weather quiets down on Thursday with highs near 70. A strong surge of cold air arrives Friday and stays through most of the weekend. Highs will be in the 50s on Friday and Saturday, and lows will be in the 30s Saturday and Sunday mornings!

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