Strong thunderstorms are developing across portions of north Georgia over the course of the afternoon hours. Any storms that develop may include damaging winds, heavy rain and vivid lightning. 

Flash floods may occur with little or no warning in areas where heavy rainfall occurs.

The 11Alive StormTrackers are monitoring the situation closely.

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Here's the latest: 

6:58 p.m.: Flash flood warning canceled for Bartow and Cherokee counties but continues for Gordon and Pickens until 10 p.m.

4:25 p.m.: Sherita Gordon from our 11Alive Storm Trackers group sent us a video showing high water on the roadway near the intersection of Jonesboro Road and Constitution Road in southeast Atlanta.

Motorists are cautioned to drive safely, especially in high water areas.

3:56 p.m.: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for portions of Cherokee, Gordon, Pickens and Bartow counties until 10 p.m.

Up to 2 inches of rain have already fallen with more still expected. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. 

3:05 p.m.: A Ground Stop for arriving and departing flights has been issued at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport through 3:45 p.m., due to thunderstorms in the area. Departure delays are running at between 31 and 45 minutes.

Please check with your airline for exact departure and arrival information. 

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