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    Severe Storms Slamming the Atlanta Area

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    January 12, 2014, 1:14:26 AM EST

    The weekend is starting with severe thunderstorms rolling through the Atlanta area.

    The most violent thunderstorms on Saturday morning will remain capable of producing damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and blinding downpours.

    Enough twisting motion is also present in the atmosphere for a tornado to touch down and cause additional damage.

    Six miles west of Woodstock, Ga., which is located north of Atlanta, an emergency manager reports that two people have become trapped after thunderstorm winds downed trees onto a mobile home.


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    The severe weather threat will wane for Saturday afternoon with drier weather to return for Saturday night and Sunday.

    Abundant sunshine and mild highs in the upper 50s will bring the weekend to an end.

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    Atlanta will have the return of rain come Monday afternoon and night. After a warm Tuesday, noticeably cooler air will filter back in for Wednesday.

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