• Flood watch takes effect for north Georgia, with more rain on the way

    By: Severe Weather Team 2


    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.

    We're using advanced weather technology to show you the updated hour-by-hour forecast, on Channel 2 Action This Morning, starting at 4:30 a.m.

    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.

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    Nitz said an additional inch of rainfall is expected through Friday evening. The watch impacts areas north of Rome and Gainesville.

    Floyd County School said the district will be on a two-hour delay Friday due to potential flooding. 

    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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