5:20 p.m.: The latest high-resolution models show most of the storms holding off in metro Atlanta until after 10 p.m. Monday, potentially lasting through 2 a.m., according to Channel 2 Action News.
2:41 p.m.: All of metro Atlanta is under an increased risk of tornadoes when severe storms sweep through the area later Monday, according to Channel 2. Metro counties could get an EF-2 or stronger tornado.
Showers are expected to hit metro Atlanta by around 4 p.m., and a second wave of storms initially planned for 9 p.m. should hit the area around midnight, Channel 2 reported.
The Atlanta Public School system has not made an announcement for early release or cancellation of after school events.
10:30 a.m.: The gray clouds blanketing Intown Atlanta Monday morning could turn into thunderstorms later this afternoon.
A couple different waves of storms are expected to roll through metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan.
One threat begins around 2 p.m. and extends through the evening hours with scattered pop-up storms. What does develop will have the potential to turn strong to severe quickly, Monahan said.
The tornado risk will be highest during this wave, especially in west Georgia. Hail two inches or more in diameter and wind gusts of 60 mph or stronger are possible.
The second wave will come in with a squall line of storms after 9 p.m. through around 2 a.m. The tornado risk with this wave is lower, but the risk of those wind gusts and large hail will be high.
But for now, things are calm. The city of Atlanta tweeted a brief weather forecast — afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 67 degrees — paired with a GIF of Kermit the Frog typing madly on a typewriter.
Atlanta Public Works and the Office of Emergency Preparedness took more serious tones, saying that people should stay aware of the severe thunderstorms threat by monitoring local media for updates and offering tips about where to go in case of a tornado.
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