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North Fulton preparing for chance of extreme weather

UPDATE | 5:27 p.m. - Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz says that storms may not hit the metro Atlanta area until after 10 p.m. on Monday, according to the latest models.

UPDATE | 2:54 p.m. - Meteorologists at Channel 2 Action News are saying that all of metro Atlanta is at risk to see tornadoes when storms come through on Monday.

According to Channel 2, metro Atlanta — including north Fulton County — could experience an EF-2 tornado or stronger. By 4 p.m. Monday, a warm front is expected to bring thunderstorms to metro Atlanta.

Those storms are expected to last through 8 p.m. and could bring damaging wind gusts, isolated strong tornadoes, storms and large hail, Channel 2’s Brad Nitz said.

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The second round of storms should arrive around midnight. The first wave of storms has a high potential for tornadoes.


ORIGINAL STORY | 10:52 a.m. - Tornadoes, hail and thunderstorms could be headed for north Fulton County on Monday.

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said that Ellijay and areas west of metro Atlanta face up to a 30 percent chance of tornadoes. But severe weather could slip into metro Atlanta and north Fulton County.

Posting to their social media channels, the cities of Sandy SpringsAlpharetta and Roswell are urging residents to be aware of Monday’s weather and any changes in forecasts.


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No city in north Fulton County has announced delays or cancellations for schools, public meetings or other events.

Monahan said that metro Atlanta could experience “a couple of” different waves of storms, with the first beginning at 2 p.m. Monday. That will extend through the night with some scattered storms.

“But what does develop will have the potential to turn strong to severe quickly. This is when our tornado risk will be highest, especially in west Georgia,” he said.

Monahan said metro Atlanta will be at risk to large hail — about two inches in diameter — and wind gusts up to 60 mph. The second wave of storms is expected around 9 p.m.

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