11 p.m. update Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain and strong thunderstorms expected overnight. Up to 2 inches of rain, damaging winds possible.

11 p.m. update Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain and strong thunderstorms expected overnight. Up to 2 inches of rain, damaging winds possible.

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OUTLOOK

Showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage this evening across west-central and northwest Georgia, gradually moving east across the area overnight into Sunday morning. A few storms could be strong to severe, mainly west of I-75, with the primary threats being damaging winds between 40 and 60 MPH, and locally heavy rain. A brief tornado is not out of the question but that threat is very low at this time. The persistent rainfall overnight into Sunday morning could lead to isolated flooding, especially in poor drainage, urban and low lying areas. Many areas could see up to 1 inch rainfall, with locally higher amounts to 2 or more inches possible.

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FORECAST

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers. High near 60. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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