Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Atlanta weather: Thar's storms a-brewin'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 8:33 AM

"The weather Wednesday night is expected to be horrific, frightening and dangerous," with a violent storm "expected to be 'off the scale,'" in the memorable words of yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As the AJC said this morning:

A tornado watch was issued for metro Atlanta Wednesday morning, and tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several Georgia counties, as a line of strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in northeast Alabama moved into Georgia... The Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center early Wednesday put most of metro Atlanta in the “moderate risk” area — up from earlier predictions of a "slight" risk — while increasing the risk level to “high” for the northwest corner of the state, roughly northwest of a line from Cedartown to Calhoun.

There's a lot of red on the TV Doppler Radar maps this morning, and more's supposed to roll in later today, so take all appropriate precautions. In a nutshell, you should expect this:

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