Latest on the severe weather threat

March 22, 2022–6:27 p.m.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Severe thunderstorms developing over parts of Mississippi and western Alabama this afternoon and early evening, are expected to weaken as they approach Georgia later this evening and overnight. 

Despite this overall weakening trend, parts of northwest and west-central Georgia could still see a few strong to severe storms overnight, capable of damaging winds and heavy rainfall. A brief tornado is a very low possibility, as well.

There is an elevated Flash Flood risk across parts of northwest Georgia as 1 to 2 inches of rain falls within a 6-9 hour period. Locally higher amounts will be possible.

Outlook for Wednesday: Ongoing showers and scattered thunderstorms will continue tracking east across the area. The severe weather threat is expected to ramp out as daytime heating generates enough instability to support a few strong to severe storms, mainly south/east of I-85 after 10 AM. This area is under a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather.

When will conditions improve (i.e. severe threat ends) across the area?

NW Georgia between 7-10 AM Wed

I-85 corridor (including ATL metro) between 9A-12P (noon)

The remainder of central GA / exiting the forecast area between 3P-7P Wed afternoon/evening.

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