Tornado watch issued for Wilson County until 9 pm

More severe weather expected in Alabama Georgia


The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights to Atlanta's airport but those later resumed with arrival and departure delays.

Strong thunderstorms with large hail continued to roll from across parts of Alabama as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Unfortunately, this second wave looks like it carries with it a higher severe and tornado threat.

As of early Thursday morning, there were no more tornado warnings - which indicate tornadoes are imminent. This is a hard and challenging forecast this afternoon with many variables including boundaries left behind by this morning's storms. Sunny weather, with highs in the 70s, is expected for the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday.

The National Weather Service said that tornadoes are possible with any supercell storm.

The severe storms will likely not be widespread, but some instances of downed trees and power lines will be possible. He reported no deaths or injuries there. Another was reported in SC.

The FAA has issued a ground stop at Charlotte Douglas International Airport due to weather moving in.

A third round will develop this evening through 9 p.m.

Supercells are the kinds of storms that produce tornadoes.

Officials cut short the final afternoon practice before the tournament start and ordered rain-bedraggled fans to leave the course.

Wednesday 5:45 a.m.

Heavy rain - accompanied by fog, thunder and lightning - was falling in Atlanta Wednesday morning.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of Alabama under a moderate risk of severe weather for today.

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"It's a 2015. I just made a $550 payment this morning", Copeland said.

People are using social media to post photos of hail that hit the area.

"A good portion of Central Alabama remains under a significant threat of severe storms, with all types of severe weather possible", the weather service said.

Periods of heavy rain may add about an inch of rain on already soaked grounds from the early-week heavy rain event.

In Missouri on April 4, a fire department building and elementary school in the town of Goodman, some 300 miles (480 km) southwest of St. Louis, was extensively damaged when a tornado touched down at around 7 p.m., Mary Curry, the assistant city clerk, said by telephone.

Elsewhere, Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency because of the threat, resulting in multiple school closings, and many schools in SC dismissed classes early.

Here is what the National Weather Service says you should do before, during, and after severe weather to stay safe.

Most schools closed early across the coastal area and Midlands. A lull in the activity is likely from 11:00 PM through 3:00 AM.

Tiger Transit will also be suspended on Wednesday.

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