• Severe weather brings down trees across metro area

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Severe storms caused damage as they moved through metro Atlanta Wednesday morning. 

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    Several tornado warnings were issued as the storms moved through. They have now all been canceled.

    Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing of showers in your neighborhood, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. 

    The Atlanta airport also issued a ground stop due to the weather. It has since been lifted, but delays remain.

    [PHOTOS: Severe storms move through north Georgia]

    Severe Weather Team 2 says rain and storms will continue for parts of the area until this afternoon.

    Follow our minute-by-minute coverage below:

    12:19 p.m. The risk for severe weather has come to an end across our viewing area, Nitz says. 

    11:56 a.m.

    11:54 a.m.  

    11:40 a.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says although the severe storms are moving out of the area, rain will continue in some parts through the afternoon. We're tracking the wet weather LIVE on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

    11:15 a.m. Risk of severe storms over for metro Atlanta, but still moving through middle Georgia.

    11:10 a.m. Showers and storms will taper off this afternoon, but there's a cold front behind it. Oh, and the rain's not completely out of the picture yet. Join Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz for your updated hour-by-hour forecast, plus at look at the rainy week ahead, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

    11:00 a.m. Storms continue to move east through north Georgia.

    10:50 p.m. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach says the American Red Cross is on site helping families whose homes were damaged in the storms.

    10:36 a.m. Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan tracking line of strong storms near Athens now. 

    10:32 a.m. FAA lifts ground stop at Atlanta airport. Ground delay now in affect with departure delays between 15 and 30 minutes.

    10:26 a.m. Nitz is watching for possible severe weather in the line of storms from Athens to LaGrange. 

    10:23 a.m. Reports of multiple trees down in Heard County along Huff Rd. near Roopville, Nitz says. 

    9:53 a.m.  FAA issues ground stop at Atlanta airport as severe weather moves through. 

    9:46 a.m. Gehlbach will be LIVE in Bremen on Channel 2 Action News at Noon

    9:34 a.m. Wires hanging low over Buford Highway, so roadway will remain closed, Duluth police officials tweeted. 

    9:27 a.m. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach is in Bremen where he's already seeing storm damage. 

    9:26 a.m. The Tornado Warning has ended, Nitz says. 

    9:25 a.m.  Nitz live NOW on Channel 2 tracking all storms in your area. 

    9:23 a.m. Heard County Tornado Warning canceled, Nitz says. 

    9:22 a.m. Nitz tracking storms southwest of Newnan right now. 

    9:17 a.m. Tornado Warning issued for Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties. 

    9 a.m. Crews are working on a power outage to the City’s circuit serving the Raco Industrial Park and Discovery High School area, Lawrenceville officials said.

    "We appreciate everyone’s patience as repairs are made and will keep everyone up-to-date on the latest from our Facebook page."  

    8:49 a.m. Channel 2's Mike Petchenik seeing lots of rain in Dunwoody. 

    8:45 a.m.  Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz reporting storm damage. 

    8:44 a.m. Heavy rain at the airport in Atlanta with low visibility.

    8:16 a.m. Severe Weather Team 2 is monitoring for additional threats. 

    8:11 a.m.  All Tornado Warnings have been canceled, Minton says.  

    8:09 a.m. Some storms are heading toward parts of metro Atlanta, including Cobb County, Minton says. 

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    8:07 a.m. Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton says a sliver of storm is moving through Mason Creek Elementary School in Douglas County.  

    Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing of showers in your neighborhood, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. 

    8:04 a.m. Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton says Haralson County is now OUT of the Tornado Warning.  

    7:58 a.m. Strong wind gusts embedded with this Tornado Warning in Carroll, Haralson, Paulding counties, Minton said. 

    7:56 a.m.  Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton says the Tornado Warning is over Villa Rica area. 

     

    7:54 a.m. Count on Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton as this system moves through. LIVE NOW on Channel 2. 

    7:52 a.m.  Severe Weather Team 2 is LIVE now. WSB-TV sent a breaking news alert for our viewers in the area. 

    7:44 a.m.  Tornado Warning issued for Carroll, Haralson, Paulding counties until 8:15 a.m. 

     


    What can viewers only get on Channel 2 Action News: 

    • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline of rain moving out today and tonight’s clearing trend 
    • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline of showers returning to north Georgia Friday and the waves of wet weather over the weekend
    • Updated forecast rainfall amounts through the weekend

     

     

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