...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN POLK...DOUGLAS...WESTERN COBB...NORTHWESTERN COWETA...NORTHEASTERN HARALSON...SOUTHERN BARTOW...EASTERN CARROLL...PAULDING AND WESTERN SOUTH FULTON COUNTIES UNTIL 1100 PM EDT...
At 1036 PM EDT...a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from Rockmart to near Plant Yates...and moving northeast at 25 mph.
HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind...frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain.
IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light...unsecured objects. Heavy rain may cause temporary street flooding especially in poor drainage areas.
Some locations in the path of these storms include Douglasville, Carrollton, Cartersville, Dallas, Kennesaw, Acworth, Villa Rica, Powder Springs, Fairburn, Austell, Palmetto, Temple, Rockmart, Euharlee, Hiram, Emerson, Aragon, White, Whitesburg and Braswell.
People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning.