Severe Weather 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan has your Thursday forecast

Georgia storms also hammering Southeast

Strong storms that pelted much of North Georgia with rain Thursday morning are also hammering Peach State neighbors across the Southeast.

Storms will continue across the East before ending later Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain and flooding is occurring from saturated areas of the South to the Ohio Valley. 

A few severe thunderstorms are forecast across the Southeast.

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Accumulating snow is likely from parts of the Midwest to the Northeast, and behind the storm, dangerously low wind chills are expected. 

Storms were moving east at 45 mph with 60 mph wind gusts, according to the NWS. A temporary ground stop was issued Thursday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Lawrence County, Tennessee, reported a possible tornado Wednesday night.

The NWS said the leading frontal system that brought widespread rain to the South, Tennessee Valley and East will continue moving through the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast on Thursday before pulling offshore by Friday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to fire along and ahead of this boundary.

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A secondary cold front will pass through the Great Lakes and the Ohio/Tennessee Valley, weakening as it reaches the Mid-Atlantic and southern portions of the Northeast. With the reinforcing shot of colder air and nearly stationary frontal boundary from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, snow and/or a wintry mix will be possible from the Ohio Valley to New England. 

Atlanta’s weekend forecast is expected to be sunny but cooler on Friday and Saturday, with clouds and isolated showers forecast for Sunday.

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