ATLANTA – A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Polk County through 8:15 p.m. At 2:15 p.m., radar indicated that up to 2-inches of rain had already fallen over the area with additional heavy rainfall continuing.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Cedartown, Rockmart, Aragon, Fish Creek, Etna, Esom Hill, Antioch and Van Wert.
4:48 p.m. -- Officials confirmed a tree fell down on power lines near the intersection of Clairmont Road and Century Boulevard.
4:41 p.m. -- Gwinnett County firefighters are responding to multiple storm-related incidents. Crews responded to a fire at the Chelsea 88 Apartments off Herrington Road in Duluth. The Red Cross responded to help families displaced by the fire.
Crews are also responding to a house fire in the 5900 block of Morgan Road in Doravulle.
4:15 p.m. -- According to online flight-tracking website, Hartsfield-Jackson Intl is currently experiencing delays, including:
- Departure delays of 1 hour, 31 minutes to 1 hour, 45 minutes, averaging 32 minutes (and increasing)
- Inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 1 hour 53 minutes
- Arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 37 minutes
- All inbound flights being held at their origin until Tuesday at 04:00 p.m. EDT
11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil said you can expect to see scattered showers start to develop over the remainder of north Georgia by the late afternoon and could be strong to severe.
The northern two-thirds of Georgia has been placed in a Marginal Risk area for severe weather for Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Primary threats include locally damaging winds, frequent vivid lightning and heavy rainfall, leading to flash flooding in low-lying areas. Hail can be expected in some of the stronger thunderstorms.
Through the mid-to-late afternoon hours, strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to move across parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta.
Some scattered storms may linger into the evening hours across north Georgia, but the rains are not over.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
On Wednesday and Thursday, tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will spread northward, bringing periods of heavy rainfall to north Georgia.
A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect for metro Atlanta and north Georgia from 7 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday evening. Two-to-four inches of rainfall is expected during that period.
Chesley says he would not be surprised if some areas exceed those rainfall amounts, however.
During the periods, heavy rainfall, creeks, and rivers may overflow their banks. Neighborhoods and other areas that ordinarily have flooding may see rapid rises in water levels with little or no warning. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if conditions are warranted.
With that potential for severe weather and flooding, stay with the 11Alive StormTrackers for updated alerts and possible warnings throughout the week.
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