Severe thunderstorms move through parts of metro Atlanta Friday

RAW VIDEO: Hail and large gusts of wind in Cumming

ATLANTA — It’s been an active day for weather -- storms began early Friday morning and continue through the afternoon.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. in Banks, Clarke, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, White and Wilkes counties.

Several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Friday afternoon.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said the storms have wind gusts up to 40 mph, up to penny sized hail, frequent lightning and heavy rain are moving through north Georgia right now.

Here’s what to know:

  • The chance for rain sticks around through next week
  • High temperatures will reach into the mid-80s Friday and through the weekend