A strong storm killed three people in the metro area of Atlanta.

Two women driving a car hit a mailbox after the storm ripped a brach off a tree and onto their vehicle. Their names are not yet identified but they were in their 60s.

Approximately 155,000 metro Atlanta residents are cut with power at 9:30 p.m., down from nearly 200,000, Georgia Power is reporting. Statewide, about 185,000 customers are without electricity.

In addition to those outages, the Georgia EMCs are reporting 15,697 people without power in the Metro Atlanta and West Georgia areas.

Several counties northwest of Atlanta were also under severe storm warnings, as storms dumped hail ranging from golf ball-sized to the size of softballs, the Weather Service reported. Windshields were damaged by large hail in Fannin County, the Weather Service said.  

Authorities said the stormy weather also led to delays of more than two hours for flights leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The system that moved across Georgia Thursday night was part of the same system that caused tornadoes in the Midwest earlier this week.