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Severe Storm Warning, Tornado Watch Until 4 p.m. for Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta

Updated 12:40 p.m. The situation is in effect for Gwinnett and Northeast Georgia until 4 p.m.

Updated 3:55 p.m.: From Gwinnett County Public Schools -

"We haven't cancelled after-school activities districtwide.

Anderson-Livsey ES and Puckett's Mill ES cancelled their activities.
Parents with questions about the status of their activities should check
their local school's web site.

Parents should be aware that some of our school buses might be running late
as school bus drivers are taking extra precaution transporting students
home this afternoon."

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Updated 3:10 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning extended through 3:45 p.m.

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Updated 2:30 p.m.: All of Gwinnett is under a severe thunderstorm warning now, on top of the tornado watch. The warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m., while the tornado watch has been extended through 8 p.m.

A wind advisory is in effect until midnight. 

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Updated 12:40 p.m.: Check out this report and raw video of a funnel cloud in the Adairsville area from ajc.com.

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Updated 12:15 p.m.: Join the discussion on the oncoming storm on our North Georgia Weather blog.

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Updated 12 p.m.: Reports from multiple sources indicate significant damage in the Rome/Adairsville area in NW Georgia. At least one tornado confirmed. That same storm system is headed this way, and is within a couple hours away from Gwinnett.

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Updated 12:40 p.m.: Check out this report and raw video of a funnel cloud in the Adairsville area from ajc.com.

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Updated 12:15 p.m.: Join the discussion on the oncoming storm on our North Georgia Weather blog.

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Updated 12 p.m.: Reports from multiple sources indicate significant damage in the Rome/Adairsville area in NW Georgia. At least one tornado confirmed. That same storm system is headed this way, and is within a couple hours away from Gwinnett.

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A tornado watch is in effect for much of central and north Georgia until 4 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30), according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado watch area includes Snellville.

This is a watch, not a warning, which means be ready to act, but the threat is not imminent. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable of development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. If this becomes a warning, Patch will send out a breaking news alert. 

Tornadoes have been spotted in neighboring counties. Sign up for the city's Code Red emergency notification here

  • If you experience severe weather, let us know in the comments below.

The rough weather is expected to reach our area in the early afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, a squal line of strong thunderstorms was to push by into northwest Georgia by 11 a.m.

Click here for updated local weather conditions, including radar, on WeatherBug.com, Patch's weather partner.

Check back for weather updates.

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