Storms cause flooding, downs trees in parts of north Georgia

Flooding reported in metro Atlanta as storms move through

ATLANTA — Storms with heavy rain, lightning and gusty wind moved through north Georgia Friday afternoon, downing some trees and causing flooding in some areas.

A flash flood warning has been issued for several Pickens, Cherokee, Gordon and Bartow counties until 10 p.m.

Metro Atlanta has been dealing with several days of summer afternoon thunderstorms. Storms brought a huge tree down on a family's home in DeKalb County on Thursday.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said there is a 40% chance of rain Saturday and storms are possible west of metro Atlanta.

Temperatures will stay hot, with highs in the 90s.

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We're tracking storms that could impact your weekend, for The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.


5:35 p.m.

Strong storms are moving through Athens-Clarke County. At least one tree is down:

Power lines are also down in Snellville in Gwinnett County.

4:48 p.m. 

Viewers are reporting flooding in Pickens County.

4:17 p.m.

Officials are reporting 1 foot of water on the roads in Jasper as rain continues to fall.

4:02 p.m.

The ground stop at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport has been lifted.

3:58 p.m.

A flash flood warning has been issued for Cherokee, Gordon, Pickens and Bartow counties until 10:00 p.m.

3:05 p.m.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is under a ground stop as storms roll through.

2:34 p.m.

Dark storm clouds are moving in over Midtown:

12:21 p.m.

Strong storms are moving into Carroll and Haralson Counties.