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ATLANTA — Strong storms, producing severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings, are moving through Atlanta, so we're keeping a close eye on the skies.

For live conditions, check the 11Alive radar

Rainfall is expected to continue throughout the day, bringing with it a greater chance of flash flooding. Fulton County, including Atlanta, was under a flash flood warning until 2 p.m. Much of the rest of the metro is also under a flash flood warning.

And while very low, there is a threat of tornadoes - particularly in areas that come under a level 2 threat. A tornado watch was in effect for most of the Atlanta metro area until 1 p.m.

We'll be tracking weather and major traffic conditions into the morning to help keep you ahead of the storm - whether your're home, at work or in your car.



9:00 P.M. Some of the roads in Roswell that were covered in water are reopening.

11Alive's Elwyn Lopez wen to Don White Memorial Park where water is still covering park benches and a trail.

6:49 P.M.: A second driver has died in the Carolinas, after their vehicle hydroplaned.

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5:41 P.M.: 11Alive crews stumbled on a rescue attempt underway on the West Fork Little River in Hall County. A kayaker apparently got caught in the current and was forced to climb into trees for safety. 

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3:42 P.M.: 11Alive affiliate station WCNC in Charlotte reports that one person was killed in York County, South Carolina when a tree fell on their truck.

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2:57 P.M.: 11Alive affiliate station WBIR in Tennessee reports one person was killed and four others were injured when a tree fell on a van.

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1:55 P.M.: 11Alive meteorologist Wes Peery says we're done with the tornado and damaging wind gust threat in metro Atlanta. The rain will continue, though. 

He also says flurries are possible tomorrow!

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1:30 P.M.: Tornado warning for Wilkes County until 2 p.m. --- cancelled at 1:40 p.m.

1:20 P.M.: Tornado Warning issued for Taliaferro and Wilkes until 1:45 p.m.

1 P.M.:  Tornado Warning for Greene and Putnam counties until 1:30 p.m. 

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Marion, Talbot, Taylor until 1:30 p.m.

12:45 p.m.: Tornado Warnings issued for Greene, Morgan, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro and Wilkes until 1:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Butts, Jasper, Lamar, Monroe, Pike and Spalding until 1:15 p.m.

A Flood Warning for Sweetwater Creek near Lilburn and the Chattahoochee River near Cobb Parkway is in effect until further notice.

12:35 p.m.: A tornado warning has been issued for Putnam County until 1 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Chattahoochee, Marion, Stewart and Webster until 1 p.m.

12:30 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Chattahoochee, Marion, Pike, Talbot, Taylor and Upson counties until  1 p.m. 

A flood warning was issued for Suwanee Creek near Suwanee until Friday at 11 a.m., Noonday Creek near Woodstock until 8:55 p.m. tonight and Pew Creek near Lawrenceville until further notice.  

11:20 a.m.: 11Alive meteorologist Wes Peery takes a look at what we can expect going forward as the afternoon approaches:

11:10 a.m.: More flooding in Cherokee County seen by 11Alive's Maura Sirianni:

11:00 a.m.: Fannin County and Union County schools are being dismissed early at 1:10 p.m. and 1 p.m. today and Gilmer County schools will be released three hours early, officials report. Gordon County has canceled after school activities.

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10:55 a.m.: There are flood warnings for Sope Creek near Marietta and the Alcovy River near Lawrenceville.

10:53 a.m.: Unbelievable video from Dunwoody Police:

10:45 a.m.: 11Alive's Maura Sirianni sends in video from Cherokee County:

10:30 a.m.: The tornado watch has been canceled for Carroll, Cobb, Douglas and Forsyth Counties.

10:30 a.m.: More reporting from 11Alive's Nick Sturdivant in Gordon County, which was hit especially hard this morning. Incredibly lucky!

10:12 a.m.: A tornado watch has been issued for parts of northeast and middle Georgia until 5 p.m. 

10:07 a.m.: 11Alive's Nick Sturdivant is at the scene of significant storm damage in Gordon County:

10:01 a.m.: Another tornado warning has been issued for Barrow, Walton and Jackson counties, including Winder, Loganville and Jefferson Counties until 10:30 a.m.

9:53 a.m.: Georgia Power currently reports 8,369 customers affected by 136 outages. Georgia EMC is reporting more than 7,000 metro Atlanta customers without power and more than 11,000 statewide.

9:47 a.m.: A tornado warning has been issued for Clarke, Madison, Oglethorpe and Oconee Counties, including Watkinsville, Comer and Winterville until 10:15 a.m..

Credit: WXIA

9:35 a.m.: The FAA has instituted a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport until 9:45 a.m.

9:30 a.m.: The National Weather Service reports the flash flood threat for metro Atlanta will continue to increase over the next few hours, with very heavy rain and thunderstorm on the way.

9:25 a.m.: Community StormTracker Cassandra Morrow sends in this photo of a trampoline blown up and into her trees - it's not hers, and she's not sure where it came from.

Credit: Cassandra Morrow

9:20 a.m.: Delays as long as an hour and a half are being reported at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Credit: WXIA

9:05 a.m.: Reports of a possible tornado touchdown earlier this morning in Plainville:

8:59 a.m.: A tree fell onto a car on I-285 east of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Fortunately, no serious injuries reported.

8:43 a.m.: The Gordon County Sheriff's Office confirms there are several structures damaged on East Plainview Road SE in Adairsville, with several trees and wires down.  

8:37 a.m.: Tornado warning canceled in Gwinnett and Hall Counties. Continues in Barrow and Jackson.

8:22 a.m.: Here is a map of the areas under a tornado warning:

Credit: WXIA

8:18 a.m.: Tornado warning for Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson Counties including Snellville, Lawrenceville and Winder until 8:45 a.m.

8:12 a.m.: Flash flood warning issued for Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and White Counties until 2:15 p.m.

8:08 a.m.: The flash flood warning that includes Atlanta and broader Fulton County also includes Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Floyd, Forsyth, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Paulding, Pickens, and Polk Counties until 2 p.m.

8:05 a.m.: Storm damage has been reported to a home in Gordon County.

8:03 a.m.: Flash flood warning issued for Fulton County until 2 p.m.

7:42 a.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties until 8:15 a.m. Fulton County EMA reports winds up to 60 mph are likely in areas including Sandy Springs and Johns Creek.

7:40 a.m.: A flood warning was issued for most of northwest Georgia until 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. Counties include Catoosa, Murray, central Floyd, Whitfield, Walker, Gordon, Dade and Chattooga.

7:30 a.m.: 11Alive meteorologist Wes Peery reports rainfall coming in at 1-3 inches per hour around Atlanta could cause flash flooding.

7:23 a.m.: Significant weather advisory issued for Dawson, eastern Cherokee, Forsyth, southeastern Pickens and Lumpkin Counties until 8 a.m.

7:15 a.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb Counties has expired. The same warning was canceled earlier in Paulding County.

7:09 a.m.: Flight delays at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are averaging more than half an hour.

7:04 a.m.: A tornado watch has been expanded to include most of metro Atlanta until 1 p.m.

6:47 a.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding Counties until 7:15 a.m. It includes Kennesaw, Woodstock and Acworth.

6:41 a.m.: A significant weather advisory has now been issued for much of metro Atlanta, including North Fulton, Douglas, Cobb, Carroll, Western DeKalb and South Fulton Counties until 8 a.m.

6:37 a.m.: A flood warning has been issued for Big Creek near Alpharetta affecting parts of Forsyth and Fulton Counties until late Saturday night.

6:06 a.m.: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Gilmer and Pickens counties has expired.

5:56 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Habersham and Rabun counties until 11:30 a.m.

5:54 a.m.: Tornado Warning canceled for Alabama counties.

5:45 a.m.: A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clay, Cleburne and Randolph counties in Alabama until 5:30 CT.

5:26 a.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Gilmer, Gordon, Murray and Pickens counties until 6:15 a.m.

5:18 a.m.: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chattooga County has been canceled but continues for Floyd, Gordon, and Murray until 5:30 a.m. Storms are capable of winds up to 60 mph and hail of up to three-quarters of an inch. Tornadoes are also possible.

5:04 a.m.: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Walker and Whitfield counties has been canceled but continues for Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray until 5:30 a.m. The storms could have winds up to 60 mph and hail up to three-quarters of an inch.

4:49 a.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties until 5:30 a.m.

4:44 a.m.: Accidents are already beginning to pile up on wet roads in Atlanta. Southbound I-285 at Langford Parkway is completely blocked due to an accident and may not reopen until 6:45 a.m. We're keeping track of this and other accidents here.

4:30 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for numerous counties until 1 p.m. Counties include Bibb, Butts, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Monroe and Peach in central Georgia, Fayette County in north-central Georgia, Carroll, and Haralson in northwest Georgia and Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster counties in west-central Georgia.

A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. 

3:55 a.m.: Multiple northwest Georgia school systems including public schools in Catoosa, Dade, Murray, and Walker counties are on a two-hour delay due to severe weather in the region.

Steps you can take now to be prepared:

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