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Stormy night possible as cold front approaches
Tornado watch in effect for North Georgia until 3 a.m.
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A line of thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes across the Midwest could bring severe weather to Northeast Georgia tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for North Georgia, including Hall County, until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The weather service says a cold front will move through the area overnight, bringing with it the potential for damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and isolated tornadoes. At 7 p.m., the line of thunderstorms was passing through northern Alabama, and it is expected to reach northeast Georgia after midnight.

Ahead of the front, expect a windy day. Forecasters say there is 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will be from the west at 15-25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph. A wind advisory is in 10 p.m. today.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, mainly between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Once the front passes, the sun returns with cooler temperatures. Tuesday's forecast is for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Wednesday and Thursday will also be sunny days, but a chance of rain returns to the forecast on Friday.

This story will be updated as weather conditions warrant.

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