Line of storms expected in Cobb: some could be severe with damaging winds

Lightning flashing across a cloudy sky. A Cobb County Courier logo and the words "Hazardous Weather Outlook"

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County and other parts of north and central Georgia on April 2  due to a line of storms headed toward the region this evening: Tuesday, April 2.

Some storms may be severe and accompanied by damaging wind gusts, hail, and a few tornadoes.

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

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

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.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

A line of thunderstorms is expected to move through north and

central Georgia this evening and into the overnight hours. A few

of the thunderstorms could be severe and capable of producing

damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few tornadoes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday…

Areas of frost are possible across portions of north Georgia

Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The potential for frost is

highest north of the Interstate 20 corridor.

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

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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