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Severe storms roll into metro Atlanta knocking down trees, causing power outages

Isolated showers and storms are expected to develop in the afternoon with an isolated storm or two becoming strong to severe.

ATLANTA — Severe thunderstorms moved in to parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta on Saturday. Those areas saw damaging winds and a few downed trees.

Check out all the updates below.

Saturday updates

11 p.m. | Severe storms downed trees and caused other damage in metro Atlanta on Saturday.

8:56 p.m. | These remarkable photos show a van that was split completely in two Saturday afternoon after a massive tree was uprooted during the severe storms and collapsed on the vehicle.

7:30 p.m. | Nearly 9,000 Georgians are without power, including close to 4,000 in metro Atlanta after severe storms rolled through on Saturday. You can track power outages here.

6:41 p.m. | The ground stop has been lifted at the Atlanta airport but flights are still delayed by a little more than two hours.

5:46 p.m. | Doors have opened early for the Beyoncé concert at The Benz as they have adjusted their entrance procedures by moving staff inside for ticketing so fans don't have to wait outside in the rain.

5:24 p.m. | A ground stop has been issued at the Atlanta airport due to severe weather, the FAA announced.

5:19 p.m. | Mercedes-Benz Stadium's official count on X posted that fans should remain in their vehicles as the severe storms have moved in ahead of the Beyoncé concert. Large umbrellas are prohibited from coming in.

5:16 p.m. | MARTA's train services have been shut down from the Airport to College Park stations due to a power outage affecting the trackways. A bus shuttle will now be provided at the Airport, College Park and East Point stations for travel.

5:11 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Haralson and Polk counties until 6 p.m.

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5 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding and Fayette counties until 5:15 p.m.

4:35 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas and Fayette counties until 5:15 p.m.

3:20 p.m. | Several Severe Thunderstorm Watches issued until 8 p.m.

The watch is for the following Banks, Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Hall, Pumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union and White counties. 

2:59 p.m. | Several Severe Thunderstorm Watches are in effect until 7 p.m. 

This is for the following northwest Georgia counties: Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.

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