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Damage left behind by strong afternoon storms, cold weather follows
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Damage left behind by strong afternoon storms, cold weather follows

Damage left behind by strong afternoon storms, cold weather follows

Damage left behind by strong afternoon storms, cold weather follows

For the second time this year, Gordon County in northwest Georgia takes another hit from severe weather.

At least 10 homes are damaged near I-75 and Ga. 53 near the Calhoun Premium Outlets. But Gordon County Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris tells News/Talk WSB no one is hurt.

“There have been several structures damaged, some private homes,” Paris said. “I saw an outbuilding destroyed and had some trees uprooted.”

One of the homes was used for a daycare. About five or six kids were in the basement of the home when the storm hit, but everyone is ok, authorities said.

The storms rolled through that area around 4 p.m. The damage is about five miles from where a tornado ripped through Sonoraville Jan. 30. That twister traveled nearly 25-miles through parts of Bartow and Gordon County.

The afternoon storms also caused damage in parts of metro Atlanta during the PM rush hour.

A tree came down in a gated apartment complex off Collier Road in Buckhead. It took several cars with it.

A tree crashed through a home on Dr. John T. Pettit Street in Cherokee County.

In DeKalb, residents lost power and traffic was tied up when a tree and power lines were knocked down along Lavista Road between Clairmont and North Druid Hills.

In Paulding County, a blown transformer brought power lines down, sparking a brush fire and closing U.S. 278 in both directions just west of Dallas.

Two trees also fell on homes in Jackson County. No injuries are reported.

The strong storms ushered in a few snow flurries in metro Atlanta overnight. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish says the best chance for significant snow is along and north of a line from Kennesaw to Gainesville.  Accumulation won’t impact roads in metro Atlanta, but  the snow will cause some problems in the mountains.

Schools in White County, in northeast Georgia, will be delayed by two hours Wednesday.

Mellish says any snow flurries today will be few and far between, but strong winds and much colder temperatures will effect everyone. A wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday for all of metro Atlanta. The forecast says winds of 15-25 mph are expected. Gusts of 35 mph. This will cause more problems with trees, power lines, and traffic lights. Mellish says to expect highs only 42-48 with lows around 30.

Things return to normal Thursday. Plan on more sunshine and highs near 57 with lows around freezing, says Mellish. More sunshine is expected Friday. It will be a little warmer too, with high temperatures in the low 60s and lows around 37.

For the time change weekend, Mellish calls for a decent amount of sun and mild temperatures. Highs Saturday will be around 64 and then up to 67 on Sunday with lows 41-49.

Don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday. Make sure to “spring ahead” your clocks one hour.

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