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Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning issued for Hall, region
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Feb. 6, 2020: Severe weather is affecting the region today. This is the most up-to-date story.

Jan. 11 update: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Hall County and other parts of western and northern Georgia until 9 p.m. eastern Hall is also under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m.

Electrical outage maps can be viewed online for Jackson EMC, Georgia Power and Sawnee EMC.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, tornadoes and damaging winds are predicted to threaten Hall County. 

Ryan Willis, forecaster at the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office, said the severe weather should appear sometime after 5-6 p.m. and end around 9-10 p.m.

“What we’re looking at is a line of storms coming into the area tomorrow evening,” Willis said. “That’s where the main threat is going to be.”

He encourages people to pay attention to severe weather and tornado warnings Saturday evening, so they’ll know how to respond. 

“After dark, you want to have a way to get those warnings,” Willis said. “That’s what we’re stressing right now.”

Hall County offers a citizens alert service. Residents can sign up online at