Keep umbrella close. More rain on the way Friday and into weekend

Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman reports.

ATLANTA — It's been a rainy day, and it's not slowing down anytime soon.

Storms brought a huge tree down on a family's home in DeKalb County on Thursday.

The family spoke to Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman, saying they heard a loud crash and saw the tree down in their backyard.

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"Thank God that it wasn't worse than what it is," Beverly Hall said.

Fortunately, no one was in the room when the tree came down on it. It's still not clear whether it was lightning or wind that brought it down.

We're using advanced weather technology to track the rain in your area and the weekend ahead, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning, starting at 4:30 a.m.


Heavy rain and storms brought lightning to parts of north Georgia earlier in the day. The weather placed Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport under a ground stop.

Severe Weather Team 2 says to expect more showers and storms for Friday, starting as early as noon.

Temperatures will remain in the low 90s throughout the weekend, with rain chances increasing to 60% on Saturday.

More scattered storms are expected for the beginning of next week, but it won't be quite as hot, with temperatures in the mid-80s.