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Flooding remains a concern as severe weather moves out of north Georgia

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ATLANTA — Severe weather is making its way through metro Atlanta and north Georgia Wednesday morning, bringing with it heavy rain and possibly damaging wind.

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Live updates:

11:40 a.m. | East Cobb and Noonday Parks are closed until further notice due to flooding, according to Cobb County officials.

11 a.m. | Cobb County remains under a Flood Warning in certain areas where rivers and streams have exceeded the flood stage, according to Cobb DOT. However, they're not reporting any significant travel issues at the moment.

10 a.m. | Meteorologist Andrew Wilson says that Peachtree Creek in Atlanta has hit moderate flood stage. Here is what the National Weather Service says is impacted at this height. Remember to avoid flooded areas.  

9 a.m. | Several large trees came down this morning in Brookhaven. Jeff Tate shared a photo on the 11Alive StormTrackers Facebook page

Credit: Jeff Tate
Several large trees were uprooted in the Brookhaven area Wednesday morning.

8 a.m. | Meteorologist Chesley McNeil gives us an update on how things are looking in the metro. 

7:45 a.m. | A new Flash Flood Warning includes Clarke, Walton, Oconee, Madison, Morgan, Oglethorpe counties until 1:45 p.m. 

7:40 a.m. | Flood Warning for Bartow, Carroll, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk until 1:30 p.m.

7:08 a.m. | MARTA is reporting delays due to flooding issues on some tracks. 

7 a.m. | We're bringing you extended coverage on 11Alive+ and on our YouTube channel. 

6:36 a.m. | A River Flood Warning has been issued for Fulton County until Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

6:26 a.m. | Flooding has been reported on I-20 eastbound at MLK in Atlanta.

5:57 a.m. | Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Douglas, Forsyth, Cherokee, Henry Rockdale, Paulding Counties until noon.

5:40 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Henry, Spalding, Fayette, Coweta, Pike, Meriwether, Rockdale Counties until 6 a.m.

5:36 a.m. | More flooded roadways have been spotted across metro Atlanta.

5:04 a.m. | Flooding has been reported on parts of I-285 in DeKalb County.

4:54 a.m. | Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of southeastern Cobb and central Fulton Counties through 5:30 a.m.

4:40 a.m. | Flood Watch issued for parts of North Georgia until Wednesday at noon.

4:33 a.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Newnan GA, LaGrange GA and  Carrollton GA until 5:15 a.m.

4:25 a.m. | Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Lumpkin, eastern Dawson and northwestern Hall Counties through 5 a.m.

4:05 a.m. | Strong thunderstorms with very heavy rain will impact portions of Paulding, Cherokee, Haralson, northwestern Cobb, central Carroll and southeastern Bartow Counties through 6 a.m.

4:03 a.m. | A tornado watch has just been issued for north Georgia until Wednesday 11:00 a.m.

3:50 a.m. | Strong thunderstorms set to impact portions of Cherokee, western Dawson and Pickens Counties.

3:28 a.m. | Strong thunderstorms with heavy rain will impart Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Bartow Counties until 5 a.m.

1:42 a.m. | A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of east central Floyd, Gordon and northwestern Bartow counties through 2:15 a.m. 

1:00 a.m. | A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of southern Floyd and northwestern Polk counties through 1:30 a.m. 

12:13 a.m. 11Alive crews and viewers spotted multiple trees down in Coweta County Tuesday night/ early Wednesday morning. Here's a look at some of the damage caused by the first round of storms: 

11:15 p.m. | Heavy rain and storms continue to move through metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Currently, the weather is not up to severe status. However, 11Alive's Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb continues to track the risk of severe weather overnight into early Wednesday morning.

10:51 p.m. | The NWS Atlanta said a flood watch has expanded northeastward across the area. The counties impacted are highlighted in green below: 

10:00 p.m. | The Hall County Sheriff said Campbell Road is closed between Holly Springs Road and Coker Road in the east part of the county due to flooding. The sheriff's office said to avoid the area. 

9:40 p.m. | Johns Creek Police shared a photo on social media showing standing water along Hanstedt Trace. The street was temporarily closed in the 400 block. Police said it is now reopened. 

Posted by Johns Creek Police Department on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

9:00 p.m. | The tornado watch has expired for Upson County. 11Alive Chief meteorologist Chris Holcomb is tracking a second round of storms: 

8:45 p.m. | In Coweta County, there are several trees down over driveways and cars along Sullivan, Landsdowne and Forest Roads. 11Alive crews spotted several trees down Tuesday evening: 

8:19 p.m. | The NWS Atlanta provided some severe weather safety tips as another round of storms is expected overnight into early Wednesday morning.

8:00 p.m. | 11Alive meteorologist Nicole Hartford provided an 8 p.m. weather update– only Upson County remains under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. For the rest of the area, the tornado risk has diminished but there is still the possibility of strong to severe storms as we head into the overnight hours. 

7:07 p.m. | Heavy rain and winds continue to impact metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Some counties east of Atlanta remain on a tornado watch until 9 p.m. 

6:52 p.m. NWS Atlanta updated its tornado watch to take out some counties as the severe weather threat moves east. See the counties highlighted on the map below: 

6:03 p.m. | The western portion of north Georgia has seen tornado warnings Tuesday evening. Here's the latest update on your forecast: 

5:54 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Coweta, and Spalding counties until 6:15 p.m.

5:53 p.m. | An update on some of the effects the storm is having around the region:

5:51 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning canceled for Paulding County. It was issued below at 5:40 p.m.

5:50 p.m. | Tornado warning canceled in Upson County.

5:40 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning issued for  Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Paulding counties until 6:15 p.m. The warning includes Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:

5:30 p.m. | Also, a severe thunderstorm warning for Coweta and Fayette counties until 6 p.m.

5:28 p.m. | Tornado warning in the very far south metro in Upson County, as well as Talbot and Taylor counties in that area.

5:18 p.m. | As you can see, that warning touches some cities in South Fulton as well as Douglasville and Villa Rica.

5:13 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas and Fulton counties until 5:45 p.m.

4:57 p.m. | Tornado warning for Randolph County canceled.

4:52 p.m. | The tornado warning in eastern Alabama now includes Chambers County. Continues for Randolph.

4:50 p.m. | With weather moving through the region, Gordon County Schools has canceled sports and other extracurricular activities today:

In the interest of safety for our students, staff and community during the impending inclement weather, Gordon County Schools will be canceling all home games, practices, and extracurricular activities.

4:35 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties until 5:15 p.m. 

4:30 p.m. | Tornado warning issued for Cleburne and Randolph counties in eastern Alabama until 5:145 p.m. (4:15 p.m. locally)

4:30 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Troup and Harris counties until 5 p.m.

Additionally, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Cleburne and Randolph counties in Alabama until 5:15 p.m. (locally 4:15 p.m.). Those two counties form the westernmost portion of what's considered the Atlanta market.

4:10 p.m. | Another severe thunderstorm warning extending to 4:30 p.m. for Clay County, N.C.

4:05 p.m. | No effect on our immediate area, but the tornado watch zone has expanded south to include some of the Macon area:

3:38 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm for Clay County, N.C. which is the outermost county that technically lies within Atlanta's designated market area for broadcasters.

3:20 p.m. | The tornado warning for Murray and Whitfield has been canceled.

3:10 p.m. | A tornado warning has been issued for Murray and Whitfield counties through 3:45 p.m.

2:55 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning Whitfield, Murray, Walker, Chattooga, Catoosa, Gordon until 3:30 p.m.:

2:40 p.m. | Also a flood watch will remain in place until 7 p.m. for a couple of counties in the south-most reaches of our area, including Troup, Spalding Upson, Pike, Lamar, and Meriwether.

2:30 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning for Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker and Dade counties in northwest Georgia until 3:15 p.m.

2:10 p.m. | The following counties are under the tornado watch:

  • Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Talbot, Troup, Upson, Walker, Walton, Whitfield.

2:00 p.m. | A tornado watch issued until 9 p.m. covers much of metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia.



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