Tornadoes, Harsh Winds Possible for Norcross
The National Weather Service says the rough weather is possible Wednesday morning into the afternoon. A tornado watch is in effect for metro Atlanta until 4 p.m.
Updated 12:40 p.m.: Check out this report and raw video of a funnel cloud in the Adairsville area from ajc.com.
Updated 12:15 p.m.: Join the discussion on the oncoming storm on our North Georgia Weather blog.
Updated 12 p.m.: Reports from multiple sources indicate significant damage in the Rome/Adairsville area in NW Georgia. At least one tornado confirmed. That same storm system is headed this way, and is within a couple hours away from Gwinnett.
Updated 11:10 a.m.: A tornado watch is in effect for much of central and north Georgia until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the National Weather Service.
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable of development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
The rough weather is expected to reach our area in the early afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, a squal line of strong thunderstorms was to push by into northwest Georgia by 11 a.m.
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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday for the possibility of severe weather in north Georgia, including Norcross and Gwinnett County.
Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are possible, says the weather service, along with damaging winds and rainfall in excess of one inch.
The timing puts the active weather in this part of the state beween 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Here's an excerpt from the weather service's statement:
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH GEORGIA ON WEDNESDAY...WITH INSTABILITY AND VERY STRONG WIND SHEAR VALUES COMBINING TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. IN ADDITION...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS.