Flood watch expanded to more counties; more rain expected Wednesday

ATLANTA — Widespread rain that swept through north Georgia not only brought flooding across parts of the metro, but the region also saw thunder, lightning, hail and even sleet in the northern communities.

The already saturated metro also started to see flooding Tuesday afternoon as the rains got heavier.

We're tracking the rain and monitoring the potential for flooding, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning, starting at 4:30 a.m.

Video sent in from a Channel 2 Action News viewer showed water up to the wheels of cars along the Buford Spring Connector near Armour Drive.

In Lilburn, police shut down the bridge along Hillcrest Road because the creek was rising so high.

Severe Weather Team 2 said the flood watch that was issued earlier, was expanded and extended Tuesday afternoon.

The counties included are: Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens Union, Towns and White. The watch remains in effect until Saturday morning.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the area can see an additional 2-4 inches of rainfall in the metro over the course of the next week.

Burns said there will be a 70 percent chance of rain on Wednesday and the chance of rain will continue throughout the week and into the weekend.