COVINGTON, Ga. — A thunderstorm toppled trees in Newton County on Sunday.
The storms to end the weekend were the latest round to roar through Georgia over a period of several days, but calmer weather should be on tap for the new work week.
The National Weather Service forecast shows daytime forecasts of sun with highs in the upper 80s through Friday in Newton County.
The weather service said north and middle Georgia should experience dry conditions, including a break in the soaring humidity levels.
The next couple of days will bring a break from the high humidity we have been experiencing recently. Minimum relative humidity values will drop into the 30-40% range this afternoon. #gawx pic.twitter.com/BUnucuvPCl— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) June 4, 2018
Sunday, though, was a different story. The weather service in Peachtree City issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Butts, Henry, Jasper, Monroe, Newton and Spalding counties at about 7:20 p.m.
The warning included Porterdale and Newborn.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Newton County 911 received a call of a tree down on power lines on Lower River Road, near Stewart Road, south of Porterdale.
The storms in recent days are responsible for two missing young adults in Oconee County. Two 18-year-olds went missing in Barber Creek on Friday. One fell from the dam at the old Puritan Creek Mill and the other was apparently swept under the water trying to save the first man.Rescue teams from Clark, Cobb, Greene, Madison, Oconee, Rabun and Walton counties, plus the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Oconee County, South Carolina, have joined in the search. The recovery effort began a fourth day on Monday morning.