Today could see repeat of Wednesday's damaging weather (VIDEO)

Thunderstorms spawned intense lightning and powerful winds across Georgia, sparking house fires in Metro Atlanta and toppling trees and power lines in several counties.

In Gwinnett County, firefighters battled five blazes caused by lightning, including two in the Duluth area. That's where an apartment building and house caught fire, but nobody was hurt.

Heavy rains Thursday also flooded several lanes of Interstate 20 in Atlanta, leading to traffic jams during the evening rush hour.

There were several reports to the National Weather Service of trees and power lines down. Emergency managers and police told the weather service that trees were blown down in Fulton, Forsyth, Hall and Cherokee, counties.

Today's forecast is calling for more of the same - heavy showers and storms - this afternoon into tonight.

Text Us Anytime 51539
STAR 94 Real-Time Traffic!
Get personalized traffic and conditions before you leave your home or office. Click here
Info2Go Email Alerts
Sign up to receive Rob's Daily Info2Go news update delievered right to your inbox.
Covering the news, stories and topics that concern Atlanta. Click here for more.
STAR 94 Loves Atlanta
Star 94 is proud to feature your community event or fundraiser. Click here to get started.