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Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms
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Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms

ATLANTA -- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain, wind, lightning and hail to much of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia Wednesday night.

The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of Georgians. As of Thursday morning, 31,000 Georgia Power customers were still without power, including 8,200 in Metro Atlanta.  

Widespread hail was reported to the 11Alive Weather Information Zone. Viewers in Villa Rica, Powder Springs, Cumming, Smyrna and other areas reported hail as large as golf balls.

The remains of storms Tuesday and early Wednesday over the Mississippi Valley and an upper-air disturbance went to work on hot, humid air over the Southern states setting the stage for some isolated strong to severe thunderstorms with gusty winds, frequent lightning, small hail and heavy rains.

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