Tornado Warning Issued for Duluth, Nearby Cities
Hazardous weather forecast for the area Monday afternoon and evening.
Update 6 p.m. Monday, March 18
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for parts of northern metro Atlanta, including northwest Gwinnett County.
The warning is in effect until 6:45 p.m.
Duluth, Norcross, Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake are listed in the warning.
All that lovely spring weather over the weekend in Duluth soon will be a distant memory. Hazardous weather is forecast for the area Monday evening (March 18).
According to the National Weather Service, storms will move into the Gwinnett area in the afternoon.
The alert says "strong to severe storms with large hail" are possible, with the "risk of an isolated tornado." New rainfall amounts from one-fourth to one-half an an inch are possible.
The NWS alert says in part:
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY INTO TONIGHT ...
AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS ALABAMA AND INTO WEST GEORGIA LATER THIS MORNING. STORMS WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON AND SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA WITH THE THREAT FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND A RISK OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO.