Severe storms down trees, power lines across metro; more expected Thursday

Severe storms downed trees and power lines in parts of the metro as they rolled through north Georgia on Wednesday evening.

ATLANTA — Severe storms downed trees and power lines in parts of the metro as they rolled through north Georgia on Wednesday evening.

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Gwinnett County confirmed it has several areas with trees and power lines down:

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  • Intersection of Newcastle Way SW/Centerville Highway SW in Snellville: Lines/power pole are down and across the roadway.
  • 50 Block of Shadow Lake Drive SW in Lilburn: Firefighters responded to down power lines.
  • 300 Block of North River Drive SW in Lilburn: Firefighters responded to a fallen tree that is leaning on wires.
  • 4200 Block of Rosebud Road SW in Loganville: Firefighters found a live wire down in a yard.

Gwinnett fire also said they are investigating a fire that may have started from a lightning strike along Sawgrass Trail in Lilburn.

After Wednesday's storms moved out, things remained quiet throughout the rest of the evening.

But Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said more storms are in store for Thursday.

"Early tomorrow morning, we pick up some isolated showers for your morning commute," Nitz said.

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Around noon, showers will begin to develop across the north Georgia mountains and then become more widespread as they move south into the metro between 2 and 4 p.m.

Nitz said those storms will linger into the evening with isolated storms popping up.

Temperatures will remain in the low 90s throughout the weekend, with rain chances increasing a bit Saturday. More scattered storms are expected for the beginning of next week.