Forecasters are predicting severe storms for much of Georgia. The storms are expected to fire up ahead of a cold front that will enter far north Georgia early Thursday afternoon and push southeast across most of the state.
Fog blanketed much of Georgia in the wake of storms that washed out roads in the northeast part of the state and led to rising streams and rivers. Forecasters said a dense fog advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Monday in north and central Georgia. It covered all of metro Atlanta and several Georgia cities including Athens, Blairsville, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon and Rome.
Several parts of northwest Georgia remained under a flood watch. Others were under food warnings as rivers and creeks were spilling over their banks. Soaking rains across the state over the weekend also led to some trees being uprooted, with some power outages resulting.
More than two-dozen counties in north Georgia are under a flood watch as storms approach the state. Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain will be possible in the region, with isolated areas receiving even higher amounts.
Powerful storms peeled the roof from a store, toppled a tree onto a home and knocked out power to thousands of residents. National Weather Service forecasters said possible tornadoes had been spotted in Tallapoosa and other areas in the region, and crews were planning to survey damage on Friday.
Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning across Georgia. The National Weather Service said the storms are expected mainly in the form of a squall line with damaging winds.
Forecasters say isolated storms are expected across much of Georgia late Thursday into Friday morning. The National Weather Service projects that the main threats from the storms will be damaging wind, large hail, heavy rain and lightning.