Man struck by lightning at downtown hotel

A man working on the roof of a downtown Atlanta hotel was struck by lighting Thursday afternoon as powerful storms rolled through the area.

The man's condition was not available after he was struck at the Marriott Marquis, located on Peachtree Center Avenue, according to the Atlanta Fire Department. But his employer told Channel 2 Action News the man should survive. The man, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Storms moving through metro Atlanta brought heavy rain, winds and lightning, believed to have sparked at least two house fires in Cobb County. Homes in Kennesaw and Powder Springs were hit about two hours apart Thursday afternoon. Gwinnett County firefighters also battled two house fires in Lawrenceville, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Winds brought some trees and power lines down in north Fulton County shortly after 4 p.m. Emergency responders in Dunwoody were working to remove trees blocking some roadways Thursday evening.

No severe weather alerts were active for the evening rush hour in metro Atlanta, as clear skies replaced the storm clouds.

Isolated storms were expected to continue Thursday evening, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist David Chandley. Friday's forecast includes more rain and possible storms, with high temperatures in the mid-80s, Chandley said.