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

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    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:

    • 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. 

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    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. 

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