Showers and thunderstorms are on the way to Polk County from Alabama over the next few hours, and the forecast calls for wet weather to stick around through the rest of the day and likely into Friday as well.

The National Weather Service has posted a hazardous weather outlook for much of North Georgia including Polk County, and forecasters from the NWS Peachtree City office are calling for “numerous thunderstorms” across north and central areas of the state through today and tonight. These storms have the potential to be severe heading into the overnight hours this evening in Northwest Georgia and into tomorrow morning.

Meteorologists reported that there’s a potential for tornadic activity, along with periods of damaging wind gusts and hail. More than likely we’ll see heavy rainfall that could cause localized flooding in some areas.

Scattered thunderstorms are more likely on Friday when the latest system moves out of the area on Friday.

National Weather Service radar around the area showed rain already moving into the area from East Alabama, and potentially severe storms forming northward on a line Northeast to Southwest from west of Fort Payne to Birmingham.

Check back for further severe weather updates throughout the day if they become necessary.

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