Residents woke up to power outages and damaged homes across metro Atlanta after Monday night’s powerful storm system.

The system sparked a tornado watch for most of northern Georgia until 3 a.m. Tuesday. The storms had moved out by Tuesday morning, but Georgia Power reported 2,500 power outages statewide — about 800 of which were in the metro area.

Channel 2’s Ryan Young was at a Buckhead home on Lakeview Avenue where a fallen tree smashed through the front of the home.

“It’s scary, because there’s a lot of trees in this neighborhood,” a neighbor told Young.

Gas crews were in the area working to make sure everything was safe. The couple who lived in the home was staying somewhere else.

In Lithonia, a home on Philips Road faced a close call after a tree fell shortly before the storm arrived. A neighbor said she saw the tree tip over, though it didn’t break through the roof.

“I’m thinking they need to cut them because I have four small children and that is just scary,” Rebekah Rostant told Channel 2’s Byfield.

Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the showers were gone, but there was a new threat ahead.

“What we are going to be dealing with though, is wind,” Minton said. “That means any of those trees damaged in your yard are weakened. Still could get some branches going down.”

A wind advisory goes into effect at noon for up to 30 mph winds. The advisory expires at 8 p.m.

The next chance for rain and storms will be Friday.

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