Counties in the warning zone include Polk, Bartow, Floyd, Haralson and Paulding.
There will be a possibility, this afternoon and tonight, of numerous severe thunderstorms in the region.
Potential hazards could include lightning, hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes.
-- SYNOPSIS --
A strong spring storm system over the lower Mississippi Valley will move rapidly east this afternoon. The associated cold front will move across north and central Georgia this evening and tonight.
-- DETAILS --
A warm front, currently lifting across portions of central Georgia, will become stationary just north of a line from Atlanta to Athens late this afternoon.
South of this line, the atmosphere will continue to destabilize. Wind shear will increase rapidly late this afternoon and into the night time hours.
While just about any part of north and central Georgia could see severe thunderstorms, the greatest threat will be west of a line from Carrollton, to Warner Robins, to Vidalia.
The main threat will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, although large hail will also be possible.