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Tornado warning ends, but strong storms approach
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National Weather Service forecast
National Weather Service radar

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Low around 51. West wind between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

A third tornado warning for Hall County has expired, but strong storms remain to the west and could move into this area.

Earlier another storm moved into northeast Hall County near Lula, according to the National Weather Service radar.

Tornado warnings remain in effect in several Northeast Georgia counties. (Click here to see which counties are under watches and warnings.)

There have been no incident reports at this time in Hall or White counties.

Earlier Friday, tornadoes ripped through Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee Friday.

The most severe weather is in Northwest Georgia, but some of it is moving in this direction.

"We've gotten reports of trees down and large hail" said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service.

The weather is expected to clear up overnight, making way for nicer weather Saturday and Sunday.

It should be sunny or partly cloudy with temperatures in the high 60s through the weekend.

Other than a chance of rain early on, it doesn't look like there will be much rain next week.

"Sunday night into Monday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely," meteorologist Shirley Lambeck said. "The rest of the week looks pretty dry."

It will be a stormy Friday, but mild, sunny weather is predicted for the rest of the weekend.

"This morning there should just be some scattered showers and maybe isolated thunderstorms," said Jessica Fieux, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

The rain should clear out in a few hours she said, but another round of storms expected to start around 4 p.m.

Fieux said Gainesville is "under a moderate risk from the storm prediction center," meaning there is a possibility hail, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado.

"We've already had hail reports today over the northwestern portion of the state so there's a good possibility we could see that again later today," Fieux said.

The weather is expected to clear up overnight, making way for nicer weather Saturday and Sunday.

It should be sunny or partly clouldy with temperatures in the high 60s through the weekend.

 


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