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Tornado Threat Increasing Across the Western Sections of the State

Tornado Threat Increasing Across the Western Sections of the State

The dynamics in the atmosphere are starting to get a bit more organized in the western sections of the state where the potential for tornadoes is beginning to increase. The timing on the storms will be 8-9pm in the western sections of the state, and around 11-1 in the metro Atlanta area. The main threat for metro Atlanta will be damaging winds, possibly an isolated tornado as well.

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Atlanta Severe Weather | Severe Weather Likely Tonight

Atlanta Severe Weather | Severe Weather Likely Tonight

The Situation

It has been a rough morning for parts of Alabama with reports of a long tracked tornado hitting parts of Huntsville hard.... This was all along a retreating warm front that we talked about yesterday. This afternoon that warm front will have moved through all of N GA and will set the stage for later tonight. Storms are currently forming along a cold front in IL, KY, TN, and MO... This is the front that is heading towards our state. All of N GA is under a moderate risk as you can see below. All of the metro area is under a 10% chance of a tornado happening within a 25 mile point, with most of it under a 15% chance. Those are high probabilities folks..... The atmosphere will be condusive for tornadoes across parts of N Georgia later tonight into tomorrow morning. Strong Damaging winds are also possible as well as large hail. Again this is a serious situation for N Georgia later tonight.

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Lottery serves up $108M Mega Millions jackpot

Lottery serves up $108M Mega Millions jackpot

ATLANTA -- Mega Millions has swelled with the jackpot for tonight's drawing at an estimated $108 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additonal $1 per play.

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Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: a single payment cash option worth approximately $79 million, or $4.1 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state.

Carmel Elementary 4th Graders Collect Snacks for Troops

Carmel Elementary 4th Graders Collect Snacks for Troops

 

As part of Carmel Elementary School’s Learn & Serve project, 4th grade students collected snacks for the troops overseas.  The snacks were picked up and taken to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, where Project Sandbox will  ship them out to the troops.  Assistant Principal Lynda Carter said, “Our 4th graders were so enthusiastic and we are very proud of their accomplishments.  We know the troops will be so excited to receive all these yummy snacks. Great job, everyone!”

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

ATLANTA -- Spring is on its way to metro Atlanta, and Pike Nurseries is helping residents prepare by offering 10 days of big savings on colorful springtime plants.

The Countdown to Spring Sale will begin on Wednesday, March 7 and run through Friday, March 16, with a different item on sale every day. Visit www.pikenursery.com to see which items are marked down and when.

Volunteers needed for Acworth Art Fest

Volunteers needed for Acworth Art Fest

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Splash Festivals and the city of Acworth have teamed up to bring a great art fest to town, but they need your help to make it happen.

The first Acworth Art Fest will be held Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 in downtown Acworth. Organizers estimate that it will take more than 300 people to run the show.

To get more information about the festival or to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.acworthartfest.com. Positions are available in several areas, including artist check-in, parking and hospitality.