A tree fell on a DeKalb woman’s car and killed her Friday, March 3, 2016. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Storm aftermath | Woman dies after tree crushes her car in DeKalb

Overnight storms that netted little damage throughout metro Atlanta Thursday led a tree to fall and end a 69-year-old woman’s life Friday in DeKalb County, according to Channel 2 Action News.

A rotten pine tree toppled onto the woman’s Honda Civic hatchback near S. Indian Creek Drive and Sioux Way early Friday. And she died just after being removed from the car and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The incident, still under investigation, was one of few reports of overnight storm damage aside from minor flooding in some spots of Atlanta.

The rain has since cleared. But Thursday’s chilly temperatures will return again Saturday morning, Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

“We start the day with high pressure, light wind, temperatures in the 30s and a mostly sunny sky,” Nitz said.

Clouds will vanish as metro Atlanta heads into the afternoon. Then a few will return as a cold front approaches.

“Bottom line however, we’ve got a lot of sunshine and a nice warming trend,” Nitz said.

Temperatures will reach the mid-60s over the weekend and climb to the low 70s Tuesday.

Temps were 52 degrees in Atlanta, 50 degrees in Blairsville and 50 degrees in Griffin, just before 2:50 p.m. Friday.

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