• Rain clearing out but more could be on the way

    By: Severe Weather Team 2


    ATLANTA - Showers and thunderstorms started to develop Friday afternoon across metro Atlanta, and more rain could be on the way.

    We'll have the hour-by-hour forecast, on Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said the storms will be scattered but they could produce heavy rain, gusty wind and lightning.

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    Severe Weather Team 2's Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said rain will start to diminish by 11 p.m. with the potential for more rain over the weekend.

    What Can Viewers Only Get on TV:

    1. Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline of scattered showers and storms through this evening
    2. Potential rainfall and storm impacts through the weekend
    3. Pushing ahead to lower humidity and a drier radar

    Thursday storms brings down trees

    Storms brought down trees and lightning caused fires in parts of metro Atlanta Thursday night. 

    More than 2,300 customers were left without power, according to Georgia Power. 

    One family told Channel 2's Carl Willis, they arrived to their home in flames after lightning struck.

    "I was on the phone with my wife when she discovered it. She heard a boom so she called me. She thought the cable was out but then she saw the smoke and she ran out and got the kids and animals," said the homeowner, Earnest Foy.

    Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in about 20 minutes.

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