ATLANTA — Atlanta and north Georgia will experience a slightly elevated risk of severe weather on Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center forecast puts the region in the Slight Risk category for severe weather, the second of five levels the center classifies.

11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says the weather will likely turn around 2-3 p.m.

A storm system currently moving in from the west will come with about a 40 percent chance of strong rains in pockets of north Georgia, Chesley says. The region will also be at elevated risk for strong winds of 60-plus mph.

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The NWS puts much of north and middle Georgia at a very small (5 percent) chance of hail.

Monday’s watch follows a weekend that saw areas around Atlanta battered by severe weather, from hail in Lawrenceville to storm damage in parts of Forsyth County.

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