Thunderstorm in Coweta May Contain Hail

by Wes Mayer

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Coweta County and Meriwether County until 7 p.m.

The thunderstorm is capable of producing quarter-sized hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph, according to the weather service. The storm was located near Grantville around 6:17 p.m. and is heading Northeast toward Newnan.

This storm is considered dangerous and anyone outside should move to shelter immediately. Due to damaging winds and destructive hail, people should stay away from windows, according to the weather service. There is also a possibility of cloud to ground lightning.



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