Atlanta weather | Scattered showers expected

Most of north Georgia, including all of metro Atlanta, was under a severe thunderstorm watch Sunday as a line of strong storms raced to the southeast into the state.

Several counties in the northwest corner of Georgia were under a severe thunderstorm warning at 5:30 p.m., as the line of storms moved in. A severe thunderstorm warning was also posted for Cobb, Paulding and Cherokee counties  around 6 p.m.

The thunderstorm watch, meaning conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather, was in effect until 9 p.m. for areas of the state north of a line from Lagrange to Eatonton.

The severe storm warnings, meaning that severe weather was occurring or was indicated on radar, were posted by the National Weather Service just before 5:30 p.m. for Floyd, Gordon and Chattooga counties. The weather service warned that the line of storms was capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph.

At 5:30, radar showed strong storms running from near Dalton through Rome into Alabama to near Birmingham.

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist David Chandley said that a few of the storms will be "capable of damaging wind, large hail and frequent lightning" when they reach metro Atlanta.

"This pattern will be repeated on Monday," Chandley said.

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