The first drops of rain are on the way from Alabama as severe weather impacting the Ohio River and Mississippi River valleys pushes into the Deep South and Midwest, and should begin impacting Polk County this evening.

Expect rainfall of at least half an inch of rain through the overnight hours and winds that could gust as high as 25 mph as thunderstorms that have already spun up tornadoes heads into the area around Northwest Georgia tonight.

Moisture being drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico is drawing up into the region, and will collide with a storm front currently over Mississippi and Northwest Alabama, stretching northward into Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.

Several areas have already suffered damage due to the impact of tornadic activity and are under watches or warnings further north currently in Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky.

Watches stretch through Alabama and Mississippi as well through the afternoon hours.

Currently no watches or warnings are in effect for Polk County, but the NWS Peachtree City forecast has only updated slightly since this morning’s update on forthcoming weather conditions.

Expect new information in the coming hours as the front continues to develop and push into Northwest Georgia.

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