February 23rd, 2016
An update to the event that will be unfolding today. For us, most of the severe will come after midnight tonight, so please be sure to have a weather radio handy, as night time is always the worst time for weather like this. The darkness makes it almost impossible to spot tornadoes, and the type of tornadoes that spin with systems like these are quick and not often seen on a radar. For most of north and northeast Georgia, wind damage will be the biggest threat. Screaming winds just above the surface can mix down in any thunderstorm and bring high winds to ground level, and one way quick spin up tornadoes develop.
This from the Storm Prediction Center in the their Day 1 Severe Weather Outlook
...SUMMARY... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES WILL BE LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE GULF COAST STATES TUESDAY. A FEW OF THE TORNADOES MAY BE STRONG...ESPECIALLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.
And this from the Atlanta NWS office...
SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...