ATLANTA — Showers and storms left a destructive path across parts of the metro and north Georgia Monday.
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Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and Meteorologist Brad Nitz tracked the storms throughout the afternoon on Channel 2 Action News.
The storms included intense cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain and even hail at times.
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A Flash Flood Warning was in effect for parts of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties but it has since been discontinued.
A Channel 2 Action News viewer caught one storm on video and said it looked like a weak tornado that blew across I-75 near Cumberland Mall. Nitz said radar data supports what the video showed at that location.
@BradNitzWSB @wsbtv video of apparent weak tornado crossing I-75 just south of Cumberland Boulevard by the river. Rotation seen in lofted tree tops. Lots of tree damage in the immediate area pic.twitter.com/CUM4aG1Qx9— Blake Greeson (@Blaked396) August 3, 2020
Another viewer sent us a photo from Lake Lanier where the storms ripped the roof off of part of a marina there.
@BradNitzWSB @wsbtv heavy damage reported at Aqualand and Holiday marinas. This photo posted 15 minutes ago on Lake Lanier Dwellers page. (Only heavy rain and gusts here on Cumming side of lake) pic.twitter.com/nxQZB6fHUK— Joel Ackerman (@JoelAck99) August 3, 2020
The storms left trees and power lines down across parts of the metro and caused flooding with the large amount of rain they dumped.
Flooding in buckhead @wsbtv @BradNitzWSB @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/SIIPeKaqyI— Allie Donahue (@alliebdonahue) August 3, 2020
Straight line winds in Jasper, GA @BradNitzWSB pic.twitter.com/K9Len691wo— Adam Conners (@TheAdamConners) August 3, 2020
At one point, the heavy rain also caused part of GA 400 to flood just ahead of the afternoon rush hour.
TRAVEL ADVISORY Sandy Springs: Flooding...GA400/sb at I-285 (Exit 4), the @wsbradio Jam Cam shows only right lane open. Use Hwy 9 as an alternate. @wsbtv #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/vcD6hlBuSO— Mike Shields WSB (@MikeShieldsWSB) August 3, 2020
@wsbtv @MarkArum @GlennBurnsWSB full fledged nature on display in Sandy Springs 😳 pic.twitter.com/3WBaoDdImz— Brian Jones (@brianjonesgolf) August 3, 2020
Drier air is now moving in behind the front that brought all the storms.
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