National Weather Service issues special advisory for ugly weather

From the National Weather Service:

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 35 MPH WINDS
IN DE KALB…NEWTON…GWINNETT…ROCKDALE AND WALTON COUNTIES UNTIL
800 PM EDT…

AT 732 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
SNELLVILLE TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF LITHONIA…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS OF 35 MPH AND PEA SIZED HAIL ARE LIKELY AS THESE STORMS
MOVE ACROSS DE KALB…NEWTON…GWINNETT…ROCKDALE AND WALTON
COUNTIES THROUGH 800 PM EDT.

SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE
CONYERS…MONROE…COVINGTON…SOCIAL CIRCLE…OXFORD…LITHONIA…
PORTERDALE…WALNUT GROVE…MANSFIELD…BETWEEN…JERSEY…GEORGIA
INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK…LAKEVIEW ESTATES…GUM CREEK…ARABIA
MOUNTAIN…ALMON…MAGNET…PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK…RICHARDSON
PARK AND BRICK STORE.

Treacherous looking clouds have already rolled through downtown Grayson. At about 7:20 the power was out at the intersection of Rosebud Road and Highway 20, including the traffic signals. Several posts on Facebook suggest power is also out in places such as Snellville near Pharr Road.

Motorists out and about should use extreme caution.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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