Severe weather hits metro Atlanta

Strong winds from Monday's storms sent giant trees crashing down into people's cars.

The severe weather that battered Louisiana, Mississippi and other states to our west on Sunday blasted metro Atlanta late Monday morning. 

As the storms entered the state, they slammed parts of Carroll County and Paulding County before moving through the rest of metro Atlanta. 

The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of north Georgia, including the city of Atlanta for much of the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Primary threats included scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph, isolated large hail events to 1 1/2 inches in diameter possible, and frequent lightning. An isolated tornado is not out of the question with this storm system.

Photos show storm damage around the area

"I heard this insane wind coming from my window and my first thought was, I have to get this on my Snapchat," said Kellyn Quillian in Carrollton. 

She shot two seconds of video at just the right moment to capture the destruction of Fire Station 22. 

There were stories like that from all over Carrollton -- and the images that bore them out. 

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Thousands of people were left without power across north Georgia, and hundreds of patrons watching early week practice for The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club were left to seek shelter as play was suspended for the day.

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In Spalding County, trees toppled onto cars as residents reported seeing a possible tornado.

By late in the day Monday, most of the rain had moved to the eastern portion of the state. Clouds remained, and an isolated sprinkle is possible over parts of metro Atlanta closer to the midnight hour.

By Tuesday morning, the system should be completely out of the state.

11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb and the 11Alive Storm Trackers are working to keep everyone abreast of all of the latest information, along with the latest weather updates and any weather bulletins.

VIDEO: Storm blows roof off of Carrollton fire station

 

 

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