The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the east metro area until 8 p.m. Friday.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for southeastern Clarke, southeastern Madison, Oglethorpe and northwestern Wilkes counties until 2:15 p.m.
The watch affects 50 counties in central Georgia, east central Georgia, north central Georgia, northeast Georgia and west central Georgia. FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Steve Milone says storms are possible through Eatonton to Athens by 3 p.m.
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