Severe storms weaken after causing minor damage in parts of Georgia

Severe thunderstorms that developed across parts of metro Atlanta on Labor Day afternoon had weakened by dusk, with only scattered reports of wind damage.

DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth and Coweta counties in metro Atlanta were under severe thunderstorm warnings during the late afternoon hours, but all warnings had expired by 7:30 p.m.

Severe storm warnings were also issued for Barrow, Jackson, Greene and Oglethorpe counties.

By 7:30, the only remaining severe thunderstorm warning was well south of Atlanta near Macon.

Several trees were downed by high winds in Winder just before 4 p.m., but no injuries were reported by the National Weather Service.

Other wind damage was reported Monday in southern Floyd County and in Monroe County, where at least one tree fell onto a home, according to the Weather Service.

Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said the risk of storms will linger this week, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of storms in the forecast through Saturday.

Highs will be around 92 Tuesday, 90 Wednesday and Thursday and 89 Friday and Saturday, with lows in the low 70s.

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