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DeKalb County may not be hit with storms until after 10 p.m.

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.

3:10 p.m.: DeKalb County School District has canceled after school activities due to weather. The After School Extended Day Program will continue as scheduled.

All of metro Atlanta is under an increased risk of tornadoes when severe storms sweep through the area later Monday, according to Channel 2 Action News. 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.

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10:57 a.m.: DeKalb County, like most of metro Atlanta, will likely see severe 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.


READ: How to know whether your tree will fall in a Georgia storm

READ : What you need to know if there’s a tornado


A DeKalb County Facebook page shared a post advising people to be prepared to take action if a warning is issued in their area.

You can get the latest weather information from Channel 2 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.

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