Metro Atlanta cleans up after severe storms move through

ATLANTA — Communities are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms knocked out power and downed trees across north Georgia on Saturday.

At one point during the storms, thousands of people across metro Atlanta were without power.

Channel 2 Action News viewers sent us photos of fallen trees, mangled power lines and hail as the storms moved through. Several roads were closed as crews worked to clean up damage.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said Sunday will be drier and partly cloudy with just a 30% chance of storms in the afternoon.

Channel 2 Action News provided live updates as storms moved through:


10:03 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for just a few counties in north Georgia until 11 p.m.

9:56 p.m.

More strong storms are moving through north Georgia.

9:41 p.m.

Heads up, Forsyth County!

9:23 p.m.

Several trees have fallen in Sandy Springs, officials say.

9:11 p.m. 

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Cherokee, Dawson, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin and Pickens counties until 9:45 p.m.

9:04 p.m

A severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to include parts of the north Georgia mountains, Athens and the lake country as storms continue to fire up:

8:57 p.m.

Check out some of the amazing photos viewers have sent us of rainbows over metro Atlanta after the storms moved through!

8:54 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Gordon, Gilmer and Pickens counties until 9:15 p.m.

8:34 p.m.

Some storms in the metro area have lost their severe warnings but are still packing a punch:

7:42 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette and Henry counties until 8:30 p.m.

7:20 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Upson, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Fayette, Henry, Butts and Spalding counties until 8:00 p.m.

6:27 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Meriwether and Troup counties until 7:15 p.m.

6:24 p.m.

Strong storms are moving into west Georgia:

6:01 p.m.

Sandy Spring police report that a tree is down over power lines on Tanglewood Trail. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

5:48 p.m.

Viewers are reporting downed trees and pea-sized hail in Newton County after storms rolled through.

5:35 p.m.

Over 11,000 people are without power in Georgia after severe storms, according to Georgia emergency mangement officials.

5:04 pm.

Parts of Morgan, Greene and Putnam counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning.

4:26 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Putnam counties until 5:00 p.m.

4:03 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties until 4:45 p.m.

3:33 p.m.

A severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Cobb, Fulton and Douglas until 4:15 p.m.

3:26 p.m.

Walls says nearly all of north Georgia and all of metro Atlanta is now under a severe thunderstorm watch.

2:17 p.m.

The first Severe Thunderstorm Watch of the day is now in effect for the eastern parts of the Channel 2 viewing area.