Tornado Headed towards Atlanta * Tornado Warning 05-03-21

 A tornado warning is currently in effect for Fulton and DeKalb counties until 11:15 a.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 is seeing a debris signature on radar, which means a tornado is likely on the ground on the west side of Atlanta.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says the storm is headed directly toward Midtown and downtown Atlanta.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said a likely tornado is headed toward Midtown Atlanta, Cabbage Town, Inman Park, East Atlanta, Virginia Highland, Druid Hills, Emory and Decatur.

People in these areas need to take shelter immediately.

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Georgia until 4 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says there is a Level 2 out of 5 risk for severe weather on Monday. That risk remains a Level 2 out of 5 on Tuesday.

LIVE UPDATES:

10:45 a.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for DeKalb and Fulton counties until 11:15 a.m.

10:42 a.m.

The storm is currently just inside the Perimeter around I-20 on the west side and headed towards Midtown Atlanta, Cabbage Town, Inman Park, East Atlanta, Virginia Highland, Druid Hills, Emory and Decatur.

People in those neighborhoods need to TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.

10:38 a.m.

A tornado is likely on the ground near Boulder Park, Cascade and New Hope Roads in South Fulton Counties. If you live in those areas, take shelter immediately.

10:35 a.m.:

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says there is a confirmed tornado with a debris signature on the ground in southwest Fulton County.

10:23 a.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Fulton and Douglas counties until 10:45 a.m. The warning includes central Fulton County and the cities of South Fulton, Atlanta and East Point.

10:22 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Cobb, Douglas and Fulton counties until 10:45 a.m.

We’re tracking the rain and will show you the timing for the storms, throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News

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Here is what you to know for Monday:

  • Heavy rain moving through parts of north Georgia Monday morning
  • All of north Georgia is under the Level 2 threat for Monday
  • Most areas will be under a Level 2 risk on Tuesday; isolated severe storms, strong wind gusts, hail possible
  • Brief, isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out

[INTERACTIVE: StormTracker 2HD Radar]

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