Tornado Watch is Now in Effect Across Metro Atlanta

A Tornado Watch is now in effect in several counties across Atlanta, Georgia.

According to the National Weather Service, a tornado is now in place across metro Atlanta. The watch area includes Clayton, Henry, Fayette, Rockdale and Newton counties until nearly 5 p.m Eastern.

The weather risk is affecting communities in south and southeast Atlanta, according to WSBTV. “TORNADO WATCH: A tornado watch is in effect for areas mainly south of I-20 through 4 pm. The tornado risk is highest to our south, but we still have the chance for an isolated rotating storm,” Brian Monahan from WSBTV tweeted.

A severe thunderstorm is in effect until 11:30 a.m. for parts of Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup counties, according to the National Weather Service.

This weather news comes after Georgia surpasses 3,000 cases of the Coronavirus and 102 deaths. According to the AJC, 102 people have died due to the virus. There have been 3,032 cases of COVID-19, which has hospitalized 773 people (about 25.5%).