PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City recorded a record rainfall of 2.66 inches in Atlanta Wednesday.
The new number shatters the old record of 1.57 inches, which was set in 1924.
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The announcement comes a day after severe weather hit several areas of north Georgia, including Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Gilmer and Pickens counties. Metro Atlanta was under a flash flood watch for most of the day.