Bartow County Emergency Management Agency Director Johnny Payne said a funnel cloud was reported in western Bartow County near Euharlee but the cloud never touched down.
He said the EMA received reports of high winds and trees blocking the roads. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts of more than 25 mph were recorded at Cartersville Airport. Very high winds in Adairsville also were reported by residents and meteorologists.
Bartow County Fire Department said no serious incidents were reported, with the worst cases being trees in the roadway.
Cartersville Fire Department Capt. Tim McClung said power lines were downed at 120 N. Erwin Street, 5 Wells St., and in the 600 block of Mission Road. A "massive" pine tree also fell on a tennis court at Dellinger Park.
Localized flooding also occurred within the city, with the intersection of Erwin and Leake streets being underwater. According to the NWS, roughly six-tenths of an inch of rain fell at the airport within two hours.
There were no reports of large power outages, with only small areas being affected by the passing weather.
Payne said severe weather -- particularly tornadoes -- tend to follow two paths in the county. The first comes out of the west and sweeps through the southern corner of Bartow, while the other also comes out of the west but takes a northerly turn "toward Rydal and back in that way."
With the approach of spring, severe weather is an increasing threat for the local area. Payne urged residents to purchase a weather radio to keep them apprised of changing conditions.
"We have a warning system but that's for outdoors. You might hear it, you might not," he said, adding residents should stock food and water for three days, flashlights and batteries.