• Flood watch extended through Monday for metro area


    ATLANTA - Severe Weather Team 2 says a flood watch for metro Atlanta has been extended through Monday evening.

    Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said some parts of the metro area may get up to another half-inch of rain, down from 1-2 inches initially in the forecast for Monday.

    Scattered showers and heavy rain are in store for Monday afternoon. Minton said the area will see partly cloudy skies and isolated storms by mid-week, when temperatures reach the upper 80s. Rain is in the forecast through Friday.

    Over the weekend, metro Atlanta saw heavy periods of rain. Several viewers sent Channel 2 Action News photos of high waters and fallen trees Saturday.

    In midtown, crews removed a large tree from blocking part of a road in South Prado in Ansley Park.

    In Buckhead, a woman told Channel 2's Amanda Cook she woke up to a big tree that fell in her neighborhood, taking down power lines. The tree fell across North Stratford Road near Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

    Elaine Herndan, a 45-year-resident in the neighborhood, said the tree has been in the neighborhood longer that she has.

    "I love the tree. It's going to make me cry now. It was a beautiful tree, a gorgeous tree and ancient, good ole' Atlanta tree," Herndan said.

    The weather also played a big role in Alpharetta with the levels at Big Creek. A city worker took Cook on a tour in his utility vehicle and showed her the water starting to subside. However, Alpharetta parks and recreation officials still urge people to steer clear of low-lying areas, including trails and walkways.

    Stay with Channel 2 Action News and WSBTV.com throughout the day for the latest on weather conditions across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

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