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Severe thunderstorm warning until 1 a.m.
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Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.

IN BRIEF: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for central and north Georgia counties, including Rockdale and Newton, until 1 a.m. A tornado warning has reportedly been issued for Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton counties.