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Posted on: May 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] The National Weather Service: Severe Weather Outlook


The National Weather Service has issued the following severe weather outlook. 


The strong to severe storm threat continues today into tonight with a few other disturbances ahead of a cold front. Below are the updates to the expected particular main hazards and timing.


What's Changed?

  • A Flash Flood Watch (slightly expanded since yesterday evening) is in effect through tonight across north GA and portions of central GA. 
  • The Enhanced and Slight Risks have some slight adjustments and expansions across parts of the area. 
  • Several rounds of strong to severe storms are possible today into tonight - see timing below

Primary Hazards

·  Damaging Wind Gusts >60 mph

·  Locally Heavy Rainfall/Flash Flooding & Frequent Lightning

·  Isolated Tornadoes

·  Isolated Large Hail


Possible Timing

  • First round mid morning to afternoon across mainly north GA
  • Second round (likely stronger) this evening into early morning across both north and central GA


Additional Rainfall:

·  1-2" with locally higher in north and west (on top of previous 1-3" and locally higher)


Email updates will be sent if there are any significant changes to the forecast. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach us via email (, NWSChat (ID=ffcchat), or by phone 770-486-1133 (ext. 241 or 242).


Thank You,

NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City Decision Support Services Team

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