Storms leave big mess in metro area

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ATLANTA, Ga. - A stretch of Lenox Road in Buckhead's Morningside community is shut down while crews try to restore power to about 37 homes.

The big tree fell across the road after a round of overnight storms and showers drenched the metro area.

Channel 2's Sophia Choi found a huge Oak tree that toppled over on Lockhaven Circle in southwest Atlanta. Channel 2 Action News spotted workers cutting the tree as power crews restringed lines.

Neighbor Felicia Henderson heard the tree crash to the ground.

"A big loud crash. I just (saw) the sky light up from the wires and that's how it is," said Henderson, who has been without power since 4 a.m.

Residents said the neighborhood is full of old tall trees, and they're worried that others might fall.

Georgia Power said despite the downed trees, fewer than 1,000 people were without power across the state.

Severe Weather Team 2's Karen Minton said the rain is moving out of metro Atlanta, but expect more downpours by Monday evening.

A flood watch has been extended and expanded through 8 p.m. for metro Atlanta.

The messy weather comes after Sunday night's heavy rain brought down trees and caused flooding in some areas.

Channel 2's Ryan Young spoke with residents in DeKalb County, where crews spent early Monday removing a large tree that took down powerlines near several homes on Dresden Drive.

In Clayton County, police had to temporarily shut down a road near Hartsfield Jackson airport due to standing water.

A Channel 2 Action News photographer shot video of the orange cones blocking the south airport connector at Airport Boulevard in Clayton County.

The water was gone Monday morning, but detours were still in place.

Severe weather also threatened parts of west Georgia Sunday night.

The National Weather Service issued a brief tornado warning for Heard and Carroll counties just before 8 p.m. and it expired about 30 minutes later. 

Monday's temperatures will gradually warm up into the 80s.

The temperatures will return back to normal after an unusually cool stretch of weather over the past few days.

You can keep track of conditions in your area by downloading the Severe Weather Team 2 iPad app.

Watch the forecast here.



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