MONROE, Ga. — Walton County will be under a tornado watch until 4 p.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued a watch covering 51 north and middle Georgia counties.

At 10:22 a.m., a tornado warning was issued for Douglas and Fulton counties including Atlanta. Police and the weather service confirmed a tornado on the ground in Fulton County.

In the Athens area including Walton County, expect showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds will be 10-15 mph. The chance of rain is 60%.

Monday night will see mostly cloudy conditions with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows will be in the mid-60s with southwest winds of 5-10 mph. The chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday, there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, becoming more likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds of 10-15 mph. The chance of rain is 80%

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