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WEATHER WARNING: A tornado is likely heading straight into downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA – A tornado warning is currently in effect for Fulton and DeKalb counties until 11:15 am.

Severe Weather Team 2 sees a debris signature on the radar, which means there is likely a tornado on the ground on the west side of Atlanta and moving to Midtown and downtown Atlanta.

We track severe weather as it rolls into the Atlanta subway, NOW LIVE on Channel 2

The storm is currently heading towards the Virginia Highlands, Druid Hills, Emory, North Druid Hills, North Decatur, Clarkston and Tucker.

 neighborhoods. People in these areas must take shelter immediately.

For parts of Georgia, a tornado watch has been issued until 4 p.m.

There is currently 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:

10:55 a.m.

The area of ​​rotation now passes just north of Emory Road near Druid Mills Road, Clairmont Road and Briar Cliff Road. People in that area must immediately take shelter.

10:51 am

The storm is currently heading towards the Virginia Highlands, Druid Hills, Emory, North Druid Hills, North Decatur, Clarkston and Tucker neighborhoods. People in those areas need shelter.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan has just warned WSB-TV staff, whose office is located in Midtown, to take shelter.

10:49 am

Areas on the west side of Atlanta around Northside Drive and Howell Mill should TAKE SHELTERS IMMEDIATELY.

10:45 AM A tornado warning has been issued until 11:15 AM for DeKalb and Fulton counties.

10:42 am

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

People in those neighborhoods must IMMEDIATELY TAKE SHELTER.

10:38 am A tornado is likely to be on the ground near Boulder Park, Cascade and New Hope Roads in South Fulton Counties. If you live in those areas, seek shelter immediately.

10:35 am:

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz

says there is a confirmed tornado with a debris signature on the ground in southwestern Fulton County.

10:23 a.m.

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

10:22 AM A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 10:45 AM for Cobb, Douglas and Fulton counties.

We track the rain and show you the timing of the storms throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News

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Here’s what you need to know for Monday:

Heavy rain passes through parts of North Georgia Monday morning.

All of North Georgia will fall under the level 2 threat Monday.

Most areas will fall under a level 2 risk on Tuesday; isolated severe storms, strong gusts of wind, hail possible .

Short, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out