Storms prompt tornado warning in Gwinnett

Thunder rumbled and lightning flickered on Monday evening across Gwinnett even after a tornado warning expired at 6:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service radar indicated just before 6 p.m. that a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado near Taylorsville was moving east at 60 m.p.h.

Hail was spotted along Interstate 85 in Norcross, as well as in Suwanee and Buford. Steady rain, thunder and lightning were seen in Lawrenceville.

The showers and embedded thunderstorms were ahead of low pressure developing over western Tennessee and Kentucky, the southern Plains and lower Gulf Coast, and moving into northwest Georgia, a NWS advisory said. The NWS forecast said a drier but colder regime would take hold on Wednesday, which could lead to a brief period of light wintry precipitation in the north Georgia mountains.

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