Weather Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Local area:

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for several counties in northeast Georgia, Including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties until 7 p.m.

At 6 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Alpharetta to near Taylorsville to near Yorkville to near Clem, moving southeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include… Atlanta, Marietta, Douglasville, Lawrenceville, Canton, Cartersville, Decatur, Fayetteville, Conyers, Covington, Dallas, Jonesboro, Peachtree Corners, City of South Fulton, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Smyrna and Dunwoody.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

If you see wind damage…hail or flooding…wait until the storm has passed…and then call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

HAIL THREAT…RADAR INDICATED; MAX HAIL SIZE…0.75 IN; WIND THREAT…RADAR INDICATED; MAX WIND GUST…60 MPH

National Weather Service

Counties impacted:

… Paulding County in northwestern Georgia… DeKalb County in north central Georgia… Northern Fayette County in north central Georgia… Northeastern Carroll County in northwestern Georgia… Douglas County in north central Georgia… Gwinnett County in north central Georgia… Northern Newton County in north central Georgia… Rockdale County in north central Georgia… Southern Cherokee County in north central Georgia… Southwestern Forsyth County in north central Georgia… Cobb County in north central Georgia… Northwestern Henry County in north central Georgia… Western Walton County in north central Georgia… Fulton County in north central Georgia… Clayton County in north central Georgia… Eastern Polk County in northwestern Georgia… Bartow County in northwestern Georgia…!*weakened.

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