UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Georgia Power reports outages.
Strong winds of up to 60 mph were to reach Milton, creating threatening conditions in the northwestern part of Fulton County, according to Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.
The severe storm should already have arrived in Crabapple, and was minutes away from Hopewell.
Georgia Power reported at 2:24 p.m. that 8,700 customers were without power statewide, with approximately 5,500 of them in northwest Georgia and another 1,700 across metro Atlanta. The power company was working on 140 separate incidents.
All after school activities have been cancelled by Fulton County Schools today because of the weather.
Stay inside, and stay safe.