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Severe thunderstorms move through parts of metro Atlanta Friday

WSB Atlanta logo WSB Atlanta 5/23/2020 Severe Weather Team 2 - Local WSBTV

It’s been an active day for weather -- storms began early Friday morning and continue through the afternoon.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. in Banks, Clarke, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, White and Wilkes counties.

Several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Friday afternoon.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said the storms have wind gusts up to 40 mph, up to penny sized hail, frequent lightning and heavy rain are moving through north Georgia right now.

@BradNitzWSB nickel hail just west of Cumming pic.twitter.com/UfwJFc4MZ1

— Joñathan Teague (@TeagueJon) May 22, 2020

Here’s what to know:

  • The chance for rain sticks around through next week
  • High temperatures will reach into the mid-80s Friday and through the weekend

[ DOWNLOAD: WSB-TV’s Weather App for storm alerts in your neighborhood ]

Very clear shelf cloud there, indicative of strong winds. Thanks for sharing! https://t.co/wAvZynssf3

— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) May 22, 2020
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