The severe storms barreling across the U.S. took aim on the southeast Wednesday. A squall line left damage through Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
Severe storms moved in by morning with reported winds gusts of 60 mph in Pickensville. Emergency managers reported downed trees throughout Pickens County. Several inches of rain led to flooded streets in North Alabama.
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Near the coast, a tornado was confirmed on Highway 331 in Eglin. Damage to trees and road signs was also reported in Okaloosa County. One lane was blocked on US 98 between Destin and Miramar beach by a power pole that had fallen.
A confirmed tornado spun up southwest of Atlanta, close to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The probable tornado downed trees and power lines. Heavy rain fell during the height of rush hour, snarling traffic.
By Thursday, the threat weakens as this systems moves east over the Carolinas. Stable air in place will suck the energy out of the line of storms.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan
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