ATLANTA - Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking another night of heavy rain for thousands in northwest Georgia and there are now even more reports of flooding.
A tornado warning was issued, then canceled for parts of Meriwether County after Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said a radar-indicated tornado had formed. Burns said the funnel cloud did not touch down.
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The storms come after a day of waves of rain that caused flooding across an already saturated metro.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said the latest flood watch went into effect Thursday evening for parts of north Georgia.
Nitz said an additional inch of rainfall is expected through Friday evening. The watch impacts areas north of Rome and Gainesville.
A new FLOOD WATCH has been issued for parts of north Georgia for 1 inch of additional rainfall through Friday evening.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) February 21, 2019
Note, this goes into effect at 7pm when our existing FLASH FLOOD WATCH expires.
I"m tracking the rain live on @wsbtv at 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/vDcD75h8fb
Floyd County School said the district will be on a two-hour delay Friday due to potential flooding.
Schools will dismiss at their regular time. CCA students from AHS and CHS that drive to school are to report directly to their high schools at 11:45 a.m. CCA bus riders at CHS and AHS should report directly to their school’s auditorium upon arrival.— Floyd County Schools (@FloydCoSchools) February 21, 2019
Please be very cautious when traveling on roadways tomorrow. If you feel the commute for you or your child seems dangerous, please wait until it is safe to travel to school. If conditions worsen and a change to the school day is needed, we will notify you by 6 a.m.— Floyd County Schools (@FloydCoSchools) February 21, 2019
Thursday morning's rain dropped more than an inch of rain over much of the area north of Interstate 20 overnight.
Nitz said all of this rain will increase the flood threat even more.
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