(Cleveland) – Weather officials say there is a potential for severe weather in northeast Georgia Friday.  National Weather Service forecasters say Isolated thunderstorms are possible on Thursday and will become more numerous on Friday as a storm system moves through. Some storms on Friday could be severe. Isolated storms may linger on Saturday and Sunday.

Any storms that develop could include gusty winds, lightning, and brief periods of heavy rain. Small hail will be possible in stronger storms.

(NWS Statement)

 Primary storm threats/hazards:

  • Damaging winds > 60 mph
  • Large hail > 1 inch
  • Few tornadoes possible
  • Periods of heavy rain that could lead to localized creek/stream flooding

Timing (for most active weather):

  • Generally after 10 AM Friday through 10 PM (Friday evening)

Residents are asked to stay alert for any special weather statements that might be issued and take precautions.