ATLANTA — Constant, and at times heavy, rain caused flooding throughout the metro Monday – and it's not going to end any time soon.
Flood concerns are even leading to school delays Tuesday. Polk County Schools announced a two-hour delay for Tuesday morning.
More rain moved in from Alabama throughout the evening Monday, but Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said it was not as widespread as what we saw Monday afternoon.
A flood watch remains in effect for all of north Georgia through 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Burns said the metro can expect an additional 1-2 inches of rain, which could cause more flooding of rivers, creeks and streams.
"The good news is, the rain is tapering off quite a bit. Nothing very heavy expected through the night tonight and we do expect the runoff to continue," Burns said.
Burns said there could be some sprinkles or light showers for the morning rush hour Tuesday. But the rain will start to pick up again in the late morning and into the afternoon.
Most of that rain will stay south of Interstate 20.
The rainy weather is expected to stick around through at least Thursday.
The constant rain caused parts of Cartersville to flood late Monday afternoon.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan went to the Bishop Mills subdivision, where neighbors said they have not seen flooding this bad in about a decade.
A creek that flows behind the neighborhood flooded from all the rain and filled up neighbors' yards and the road leading into the subdivision.
"We haven't seen it like this since 2009, when we had the flooding. I came through it earlier after picking up my kid from school. One of our next door neighbors is fixing to come home from work and she's in a lower sitting car, so I was coming to check it to see if she could get through," one neighbor said.
Neighbors feared the water was going to continue to rise despite the rain slowing down.
It was similar story along Robinson Road in Cobb County.
Channel 2's Michael Seiden found a soccer field near Fuller Park submerged in water Monday evening.
Seiden showed live pictures of the field during Channel 2 Action News at 6 p.m., showing the water about midway up an outhouse near the field.
Channel 2's Justin Wilfon went to Cobb County where water was overflowing from a local creek. Neighbors told him they were concerned it may only get worse.
“I haven’t seen it this bad in about nine years, I think the last time it actually flooded like that,” one neighbor said.
Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach found a tree down in southwest Atlanta blocking Westwood Avenue around 6 a.m. Georgia Power was called to repair power lines that were damaged in the fall.
The top of the tree hit power lines, bent one pole and some of the limbs went into the front porch of the house across the street. But no one was hurt.
The homeowner said she was woken up by the loud boom. She said the tree was leaning and was worried it could come down at any time.
Others on Westwood Avenue and in the neighborhood had to spend the entire morning in the dark.
“We were getting ready to get the kids ready for day care and my husband for work, and the power just went out. So we were wondering what happened,” said neighbors Debora Pugh.
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