7,500 Georgians without power after storms move through north Georgia, metro Atlanta

Heavy downpours and potentially damaging wind made their through metro Atlanta earlier, but have since gone.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said there is a small risk for isolated tornadoes with the system that is currently moving through.

Stay with Severe Weather Team 2 Friday morning as they look at any lingering rains, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.

The areas that will be impacted the most will be in the western parts of North Georgia and the Atlanta metro.

As of 3:30 a.m., at least 7,500 people in north Georgia and metro Atlanta were without power. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible, but there is currently no reported time for it to be restored.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said deputies have received several reports of trees and power lines down with multiple accidents in the area of Hwy. 136 and Hwy. 136 connector late Thursday night. Those have since been cleared.

UPDATE: The roadway is open and passable at this time. Deputies have received several reports of trees and power lines...

Posted by Pickens County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 17, 2022

The line of rain and storms has moved down to Middle Georgia and out of the Channel 2 Action News viewing area.

Here’s what to expect for your Friday:

  • Much cooler air will move in behind the rain and storms.
  • Expect a cloudy start to the your Friday.
  • The clouds will clear through the afternoon.

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