The National Weather Service is saying that the Northwest Georgia area could see some heavy thunderstorms this evening and some severe weather is expected.  Just to the west of Chattooga County, DeKalb County and Cherokee County in Alabama is under a Tornado Watch until 9 PM Central Time this evening. 

AM 1180 spoke with Chattooga County officials this afternoon about the weather situation.  Chattooga County EMA Director Eddie Henderson and Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters are monitoring the weather situation.  Should any severe weather develop AM 1180 will have updates on the web, and if the situation warrants – on the air.

Latest Chattooga County Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then thunderstorms likely after 2am. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 62. South wind between 10 and 15 mph becoming calm. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Thunderstorms likely before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. West northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.