April 16, 2011

Strong Storms Start Pounding Georgia

Storms began lashing northwest Georgia late Friday, as severe weather was also expected to strike the metro Atlanta area during the overnight hours.

The Rome News-Tribune reports storms downed trees around the city Friday. One fallen tree was blocking Fifth Avenue in Rome, and another tree has struck a home in the city, which is about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Forecasters say more storms expected Friday night could pack damaging winds and hail and isolated tornadoes.

Ahead of the storms, the Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the northwest corner of Georgia for winds gusting to 35 mph.

The weather service predicts more stormy weather for Saturday.

Sunday is expected to be sunny with highs in the 70s.

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