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Storms leave behind damage, heavy winds, colder temps

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An oak tree fell on a vacant apartment on 13th Street near Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta on Sunday. An oak tree fell on a vacant apartment on 13th Street near Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta on Sunday.
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This weekend's thunderstorms have moved out of the state ushering in colder, windier weather and leaving behind some damage.

In Midtown Atlanta, a huge oak tree split through a vacant apartment building located near 13th Street and Piedmont Avenue. The tree crashed down just shortly after noon. A pickup truck was also crushed. No one was inside either at the time and no injuries were reported.

Earlier in the morning, a boutique shop in downtown Rome received damage to the facade. The owner tells FOX 5 News that isn't sure if it was a lightning strike or wind damage.  

In Macon, officials with the Cherry Blossom Festival said heavy rains forced the cancellation of activities Sunday afternoon at Central City Park, but music events and fireworks were still planned Sunday night at Wesleyan College.

DeKalb County firefighters said a lightning strike started a home fire Saturday night. No one was injured.

Georgia Power told FOX 5 News that there were no major power outages as a result of the storms on Sunday.

FOX 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Jeff Hill said that Atlanta received close to 2 inches of rain over the weekend with just over an inch falling Sunday.

Big Creek and the Oconee River are both under a Flood Warning, but aren't expected to make a significant impact to populated areas.

The clouds and rain will move out of the state making room for very wind and extremely cold conditions for a Georgia spring. Temperatures will be about 20 degrees cooler than normal with the high expected to top around 49 degrees Monday. Wind will be 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

And though spring may have sprung, there is the possibility of flurries in the north Georgia mountains on Monday.

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