— Drew (@drewwill) May 6, 2012
(PHOTO: Twitter @drewwill )
(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) ATLANTA, GA.)
[UPDATED: 2:00 AM ET MONDAY 5/7/12]
Sunday started stormy in Southwest Georgia with the Storm Prediction Center placing portions of Southwest GA under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch by earlt afternoon. Not too long after that, the Warnings flooded in and we where off with our Live Coverage. Reports of trees and power lines down were recieved from West-Central into Southwest GA into the afternoon.
Then, around 6pm, those storms died out in Northwest Florida, and new storms began to fire almost right on top or just west of Atlanta. Numerous Warnings were issued as well here. Most of the storm reports were from Hail. Not that it was huge, but just a lot of it at one time, esp., in Cobb county. Reports of hail came from all over including in Tyrone where nearby in Fairburn on I-85 near Fayetteville Rd, 2 people died and at least one was injured when a car ran off the road there due to heavy rain it was believed according to Fairburn Police.
A few damaging wind reports came in but nothing to bad. Another lightining show came late Sunday night in Atlanta as a new line of storms developed and moved southeast where it only became Severe again when it hit southwest of the Atlanta area in Troup & Heard counties around 10:15.
At least two more days of thunderstorms are on our plate for the upcoming week. Monday & Tuesday. Expect more of the same, then a little cooler by mid week!
Stay with us for Live Coverage of Severe WEather as it happens across the area this week and for future updates on this blog coming later this morning on Monday & Tuesday’s Severe Weather Outlooks for Georgia!
*** Here are the top tweets from Sunday evenings strong to Severe Storms that rocked Georgia. (SOURCE: Twitter #GAWX )
— Channel 1 Atlanta (@channel1atlanta) May 7, 2012
— Alex Lamers (@ajlamers) May 7, 2012
— IEMBot FFC (@iembot_ffc) May 7, 2012
— Ed Quinn (@CataulaGaWX) May 7, 2012