Rain and isolated thunderstorms to continue this morning, Sunday, April 30, in Cobb County and other parts of the region

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Rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue this morning, Sunday, April 30, in Cobb County and other parts of  the region, according to the National Weather Service.

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

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Rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue in the region this

morning. There is a marginal risk of a severe thunderstorms in

southeast Georgia before 10 AM. Should any stronger storms

develop, damaging winds would be the main concern. Additional

rainfall totals of 0.25 to 1.50 inches are expected. Flooding

doesn`t look like a significant concern with this additional

rainfall.

Gusty northwest winds will develop between 11 AM and 7

PM today. Peak winds gusts of 25 to 35 mph are expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday…

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

What counties are affected?

The following counties are included in the hazardous weather outlook:

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa,  Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,  Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel,  Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene,  Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson,  Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon,  Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray,  Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach,  Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton,  Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs,  Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren,  Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes,  Wilkinson  

What is the difference between “isolated” and “scattered”?

The NWS defines “isolated” as follows:

A National Weather Service convective precipitation descriptor for a 10 percent chance of measurable precipitation (0.01 inch). Isolated is used interchangeably with few.

“Scattered” has the following definition:

When used to describe precipitation (for example: “scattered showers”) – Area coverage of convective weather affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone (s).

In other words isolated means a few showers, scattered means the showers are likely to cover 30 to 50 percent of the affected region.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. 

“These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.”

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