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Cold Front Approaches Georgia; Strong Thunderstorms Expected

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Window in the storm clouds. Seen looking west towards Atlanta from downtown Decatur, GA on Thursday, April 22 2009.
IMG_9062_dpp Window in the storm clouds. Seen looking west towards Atlanta from downtown Decatur, GA on Thursday, April 22 2009.
Credit Les Howard / flickr.com; https://flic.kr/p/6hYzJh
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Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in Georgia as a cold front approaches the state.

The National Weather Service says the chance for thunderstorms will increase Friday ahead of the front.

Forecasters say the main threats will be high winds and hail.

The weather service is also projecting very warm temperatures ahead of the front, with highs in the mid-80s in the metro Atlanta area Wednesday and Thursday.