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Weather Alert: Watch Out for Strong, Severe Storms

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for a wide area of western and northwestern Georgia.

Weather watches and warnings, Ga.
Weather watches and warnings, Ga.

Watch out for strong-to-severe thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening, the National Weather Service says.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for a wide area of western and northwestern Georgia, including Atlanta.

Counties included in the watch are Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, Fayette, Gordon, Harris, Heard, Murray, Muscogee, Pike, Polk, Talbot, Troup and Whitfield.

Hail, lightning and strong straight-line winds are the main threats, the weather service said.

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