...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN POLK...SOUTHWESTERN BARTOW AND NORTHEASTERN PAULDING COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT... AT 444 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER BURNT HICKORY RIDGE, OR 7 MILES NORTH OF DALLAS...MOVING NORTH AT 10 MPH. HAZARD...UP TO 40 MPH WIND...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT...EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT...UNSECURED OBJECTS. HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY STREET FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE CARTERSVILLE, EUHARLEE, EMERSON, BRASWELL, TAYLORSVILLE, BURNT HICKORY RIDGE AND STILESBORO.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible today across portions of the area, with the greatest chance across central Georgia. Isolated strong storms are possible with gusty winds, occasional lightning and heavy rain.
This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 97. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72.