Weather Alert: Significant Weather Advisory issued for the local area

The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for northern Walton, Barrow, southeastern Gwinnett and northwestern Oconee counties until 4:15 p.m.

At 314 PM EDT…a strong thunderstorm was over Harbin, or 7 miles east of Lawrenceville…moving east at 20 mph. HAZARD…40 to 50 mph wind…up to penny sized hail…frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. 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. Some locations in the path of this storm include Lawrenceville, Winder, Monroe, Snellville, Loganville, Auburn, Dacula, Grayson, Statham, Bethlehem, Between, Carl, Fort Yargo State Park, Bold Springs, Windsor, Harbin, Nicholasville, Campton, Russell and Gratis. 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. HAIL…0.75IN WIND…50MPH

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