(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.
Commuter Dude Jerry Carnes found lightning and very heavy wind in Cherokee County.
Jeremy Campbell started his morning in Rome, then moved down through Bartow County and eventually ended up in Cobb County.
Lightning lit up the sky in Dallas, where Jennifer Leslie also reported on heavy wind and rain.
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.)
Trees were down across metro Atlanta. 11Alive's Duffie Dixon has a look at the damage caused by the falling trees.