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    Live storm updates for Dec. 9 | Tornado watch, severe weather


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    ATLANTA — Showers and thunderstorms are moving into north Georgia with a developing strong area of low pressure – which means a chance for severe weather.

    As neighboring states experience potentially tornadic activity Saturday, 11Alive StormTrackers are keeping an eye on the line of storms as they move into north Georgia. Though the risk levels for metro Atlanta counties are low – they are not zero. Northwest Georgia has a chance of stronger storms.

    With storms rolling in Saturday night, there could be overnight alerts. People could be waking up to a rainy and gloomy Sunday. You can always check live radar for weather in your area.

    Follow for live updates:

    12:50 p.m. | Heavy rain is already moving through – and north Georgia will have to brace for another line of storms overnight.

    These storms around the metro area aren’t even part of the main line. That line is still to the east. But we are still getting a lot of lightning and 40-50mph winds and heavy rain with some of them.

    Posted by Chris Holcomb 11Alive on Saturday, December 9, 2023

    12:27 a.m. | Hail was spotted by 11Alive Stormtracker Maureen Falls Dwyer in Senoia. Have weather photos to share? Join our 11Alive Stormtrackers Facebook group. 

    12:17 a.m. | Overnight storms could cause power outages and spin up debris. The National Weather Service wants of strong gusts and small hail with the potential for isolated tornadoes.

    12:05 a.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fayette, Meriwether Coweta, Spalding counties until 12:30 a.m.

    11:15 p.m. | The tornado watch has been expanded to include Polk and Haralson counties. The watch is scheduled to expire at 3 a.m.

    9:30 p.m. | The National Weather Service issued a statement warning of fog in counties Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Wilkes and
    Walton. 

    Some patchy dense fog will restrict visibility between one-quarter and one-half of a mile into the early morning hours. Visibility will start to improve as a cold front moves towards sunrise, according to NWS.

    For those who plan on driving Sunday morning, slow down, use low-beam headlights and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, the NWS advises.

    9:10 p.m. | Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb hosts an update on the storm system.

    9 p.m.: A tornado watch is in effect for northwest Georgia until 3 a.m. The counties included are Fannin, Gilmer, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield. 

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