Severe thunderstorms are moving into metro Atlanta after impacting much of far north Georgia in the earlier part of Sunday afternoon and evening.

For a large portion of metro Atlanta, including the counties of Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Clarke, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, and Madison, a severe thunderstorm warning is in force.

Emergency management in Cherokee County confirmed two people sustained minor injuries after a tree fell on a car on Yellow Creek Road near Hightower Road.

There is a lightning and heavy rain risk at Level 2 out of 5 for severe weather.

There have already been several alerts sent out. These storms are delivering frequent lightning, small hail, torrential rain, and dangerous wind gusts of 60 mph or more.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Spalding County and Troup County in Georgia until 8:15 p.m.

As of 7 p.m., Georgia EMC is reporting a total of 83,781 power outages. Metro Atlanta is home to more than 60,000 of such outages. According to a statement from Georgia Power to 11Alive, some customers’ power will be restored in just a few minutes if they can simply reroute power, but other customers’ power restoration may take “much longer” if poles and lines need to be replaced.

At 319 Delmont Drive NE, a man was killed after being hit by a downed tree, according to Atlanta Police. The patient passed away at the hospital after being sent there in a severe condition.