Weather Alert: Special Weather Statement issued for strong thunderstorms for the local area

WALTON COUNTY, GA (July 8, 2022) – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of strong thunderstorms until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022. Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northeastern Rockdale, northwestern Oconee, southern Barrow, southeastern DeKalb, southern Gwinnett, Walton and north central Newton Counties through 1100 PM EDT…

At 1027 PM EDT, a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from Mountain Park to Winder, and moving southeast at 25 mph.

HAZARD…Up to 40 mph wind, frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light, unsecured objects. Heavy rain may cause temporary street flooding especially in poor drainage areas. Locations impacted include… Lawrenceville, Conyers, Winder, Monroe, Snellville, Lilburn, Loganville, Auburn, Dacula, Grayson, Statham, Lithonia, Walnut Grove, North High Shoals, Bethlehem, Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Lakeview Estates and Georgia International Horse Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning.

National Weather Service

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