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Georgia under threat of tornadoes, severe storms

ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters say isolated tornadoes are possible in parts of north Georgia and much of the central part of the state.

The National Weather Service says that strong wind shear will fuel the risk for severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes in the area.

The weather service says the most likely time for severe storms will be Friday night, with storms striking northwest Georgia during the early evening hours.

The storms are expected to move into the rest of north Georgia and much of central Georgia later, during the remainder of Friday night.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., is predicting that Georgia's highest risk of tornadoes will likely be in the state's northwest corner. Metro Atlanta is also under the threat of severe storms and possible tornadoes.