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Stormy night ahead for North Georgia
Tornado watch issued until 6 a.m. for most of North Georgia
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A tornado watch has been issued for much of North Georgia, including Hall County, until 6 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

Weather service radar indicated strong storms were moving into the area from the west, and Northeast Georgia can expect another stormy night.

Forecasters say the greatest chance of severe weather will be late tonight and early Saturday morning as a cold front passes through the area.

The storms could pack thunder, lightning, strong winds and hail. Isolated tornadoes are also possible along the front. Ahead of the storms, the Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the northwest corner of Georgia for winds gusting to 35 mph.

The weather service predicts more stormy weather for Saturday. Sunday is expected to be sunny with highs in the 70s.

The same storm system headed this way ripped across the country's midsection Friday, killing six people including two children in Arkansas and Oklahoma, before taking a bead on the Deep South.

The storms left numerous communities in eastern Oklahoma and across Arkansas with downed power lines, damaged roofs and hazardous driving conditions because of snapped power poles and trees on the roads.

As the sun rose Friday, the storms were moving across Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

This story will be updated throughout the day as weather developments warrant.

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