ATLANTA - Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking showers and thunderstorms hitting metro Atlanta on Saturday, and they’re expected to continue for several days.
At 4 p.m., a thunderstorm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport dropped the temperature from 85 to 70 degrees, and a wind gust was measured at 43 mph. Flooding on Interstate 85 blocked access to the Camp Creek Parkway ramp to the airport, causing major backups.
The storms were also causing departure delays at the airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website. Click here for more details on the delays.
Elsewhere in the city, flooding left residents stranded inside their homes. A Channel 2 Action News photographer found a man standing on the porch of a home on Langston Drive in southwest Atlanta as water surrounded him. Neighbors said a creek behind the home floods every time it rains.
"The city of Atlanta did something to the creek, but obviously, it’s getting worse, because look at this now,” neighbor Michael Harris said.
Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist is tracking the rain and will have the latest forecast on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.