Trees have left a trail of damage in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s thunderstorms, and more severe weather may be on the way.
Channel 2’s Erin Coleman visited a home in College Park where a fallen tree crushed the roof. The root of the tree was still visible from the street but its limbs were still inside the home Thursday morning. The home is vacant, but neighbors said they felt the impact of the fall.
“You could feel it, I mean, vibrations in the house,” neighbor Robin Blout told Coleman.
In DeKalb County, a tree fell in an apartment complex on Glen Way. News Chopper 2 flew over a parking lot where four cars were damaged.
A tree expert told Coleman damage from fallen trees is pervasive across the metro Atlanta area. He said the problem is trees with rotted roots appear normal from the outside. Homeowners are advised to get their trees checked.
Another round of storms is possible Thursday, according to Severe Weather Team 2. The day started out with sunshine, but Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said scattered storms could hit in the afternoon.
Temperatures in metro Atlanta are set to peak in the upper 80s, Minton said. She said sunshine will return Friday.