COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Strong, brief storms that blew through parts of central Ohio Saturday caused, at one point, nearly 8,000 power outages in Franklin County.

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According to the AEP outage website, as of 11 p.m., 4,381 customers were without power in the county, with nearly all of those — approximately 4,327 — in the west and northwest part of Franklin County. The company is estimating that the majority of those customers will have their power restored by 1:30 a.m. Sunday

Statewide, AEP is reporting 6,791 customers without power.

In addition, the micro-burst of storms knocked down a tree in the Dublin Road area and caused hail to fall in Upper Arlington.

NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber said the line of storms was unique in that they moved southwest, as opposed to normal weather patterns which tend to have an easterly trajectory.

The rain was the first to fall in the greater Columbus area in two weeks.