ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has placed Georgia under a high risk forecast.
Meteorologists warn Thursday could be a rough one.
A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exits for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.
Forecasters predicts the severe weather will track over parts of north and central Georgia.
The bulk of the storms could last through the afternoon and evening and pose a significant threat to safety.
Residents are urged to review severe weather safety rules and to listen to media outlets and National Weather Service radio for possible watches -- warnings -- and statements.