Chance of stormy weather overnight

Expect heavy rain. The threat of scattered thunderstorms, some severe, continues across much of north Georgia as the Christmas countdown continues.

There is a slight risk of strong winds and isolated tornadoes overnight for north Georgia and metro Atlanta. There were isolated reports of trees down and a small number of power outages.

Tornado probability has dropped from 5 percent to 2 percent in our area, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said Wednesday night.

Storms could develop as the atmosphere destabilizes, he said.

Some areas could see 3 to 5 inches of rain, according to Channel 2.

With so much rain, a flood watch has been issued for most of Georgia from Wednesday afternoon through 7 a.m. Friday.

There is a 70 percent chance of rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a 20 percent chance Saturday and a 30 percent chance Sunday.

Burns said temperatures will be very warm for this time of year, perhaps even record-breaking.

The high Thursday will be 73, followed by 74 on Christmas Day and Saturday, and 73 on Sunday. Lows will be in the mid to low 60s.

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