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Tornado watch in effect until 2 a.m. on March 26, NWS says
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A tornado watch is in effect for Hall and other north Georgia counties until 2 a.m. on Friday, March 26, according to the National Weather Service.

Among the 39 counties under the watch are Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and White.

After a thunderstorm passed through the county on Thursday afternoon, the NWS said "numerous thunderstorms" were expected across north and central Georgia overnight.

A severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Hall and Gainesville, which prepared residents for potential 60 mph winds and hail, ended at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. But, the NWS said strong storm fronts are still moving across north Georgia overnight.

"Several storms could become severe, especially across northwestern Georgia. Primary threats include tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail," the warning reads. A tornado watch is also in effect for northwestern Georgia until 9 p.m.The fronts could also bring periods of heavy rain across the region, which could lead to localized flooding. Flash flood watches remain in effect for north Georgia.

A hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service still warns of potential for severe thunderstorms in the Hall area over the next week.

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