Last week, the residents of Northwest Georgia witnessed heavy rain resulting in flooding. By the end of the week, the sun came out and waters receded. This week, the rain returned with even more force. A majority of Wednesday morning saw several tornado watches and warnings in Northwest Georgia and southern parts of Tennessee. In the late morning, a tornado was reported touching down in Adairsville, GA, overturning several cars, damaging a factory in town, knocking out power to over 8,500 customers and killing one man in a mobile home.
I-75 at the Adairsville exit was shut down following the tornado due to overturned cars near the exit. The Salvation Army is currently on the scene helping survey damage and help those affected by this morning's tornado. The storms that prompted the funnel cloud to form, quickly moved northeast into Tennessee. Around Nashville, reports of an EF2 tornado came in, with other reports of a 47-year old man killed in a shed when winds knocked over a tree.
Parts of Tennessee and even parts of Northwest Georgia are still under severe weather warnings, mainly for flooding and high winds, through Thursday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 30s and 40s this week and through the weekend, as the rain ebbs off; however our area will see temperatures rising again next week, up into the 60s with little to no rainfall.