Thousands of people in the metro Atlanta area are without power after storms and rain blew through the area Sunday, according to Georgia Power.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for parts of DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton counties until 4:15 p.m., Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said.
Widespread outages are impacting over 14,000 Georgia Power customers in the heart of Atlanta and as many as 20,000 across the metro, according to an outage map.
Waves of storms moved through North Georgia on Saturday afternoon as much of the state was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch for the afternoon and evening.
Walls said Sunday will bring fewer storms than Saturday, but storms that develop could be strong as Georgia’s unpredictable summer weather pattern continues.
Right now, it is 88 degrees in Atlanta. Sunday’s high is forecast at 91 degrees in Atlanta, but all that moisture in the air could make it feel pretty muggy.
Storms may linger through the first couple days of the work week, but Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a high of 88 degrees, Walls said.
Drivers could see major delays on metro Atlanta interstates for a second consecutive day thanks to a series of weekend road closures.
On Saturday, traffic was stagnant through Douglas County as resurfacing work on I-20 shut down two westbound lanes near Ga. 92, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.
And in Cobb County, Georgia Department of Transportation crews plan to resume bridge repairs on I-75 North in Kennesaw. That work should conclude early Monday morning.
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