We could be in for a messy afternoon commute. FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Joanne Feldman is tracking showers and storms moving this way, and some of them could be severe.
Feldman says the cold front that sparked the violent storms in the central and southern Plains this week is moving this way, and while the strongest storms will steer north of Georgia, the far northwest part of the state may be grazed by a severe storm. Those storms could contain lightning, gusty winds, and hail. The areas favored for these more intense storms include Rome, Dalton, Calhoun, and Ellijay.
Elsewhere, strong storms may stay below severe levels, but they will still bring heavy downpours and frequent, dangerous lightning. Storms should develop and become numerous after 2 or 3 p.m.
Scattered storms will last from late afternoon through much of the night, but the front should push far enough east of the area to shut down the rain before sunrise Thursday. Storm total rainfall will average 1/10th to ¼" for most areas, but the heaviest downpours could dump a full inch of rain in some areas.