(WXIA) -- From the Alabama border to eastern metro Atlanta, north Georgia was slammed by heavy winds and rain Tuesday morning.
11Alive's crews covered the storms from the field, reporting back from heavily damaged areas.
The bad weather blew in from Alabama, so Donna Lowry headed to Carrollton to see the storm as it crossed in Georgia.
Donna Lowry reports from Carroll County, an area slammed by heavy wind and rain. Lightning was also spotted and nearly caused a house fire in Carrollton.
Commuter Dude Jerry Carnes found lightning and very heavy wind in Cherokee County.
Jerry "Commuter Dude" Carnes reports from Cherokee County, where the rain tapered off, only to be replaced by heavy wind and lightning.
Jeremy Campbell started his morning in Rome, then moved down through Bartow County and eventually ended up in Cobb County.
Jeremy Campbell reports from the road between Bartow and Cobb counties, where the rain is pounding down.
Lightning lit up the sky in Dallas, where Jennifer Leslie also reported on heavy wind and rain.
11Alive's Jennifer Leslie found plenty of lightning in the Paulding County sky, as well as heavy rain in the southern portion of the county.
And, to add a bit of levity to the morning, here's some video of Jaye Watson's hat blowing away in a strong gust of wind as she reports from the 17th Street bridge in Atlanta. (Photojournalist Dan Reilly later found Jaye's hat stuck in a fence under the bridge.)
A strong gust of wind carries Jaye's hat away as she covers storms in Atlanta.
Trees were down across metro Atlanta. 11Alive's Duffie Dixon has a look at the damage caused by the falling trees.
From the Alabama border to eastern metro Atlanta, north Georgia was slammed by heavy winds and rain Tuesday morning. 11Alive News