ATLANTA — Strong showers and storms have been developing over portions of north Georgia.

Any storms that develop through the afternoon hours are likely to produce gusty winds, heavy downpours along with frequent, vivid lightning.

Motorists are cautioned to slow down in rainy areas and to be prepared for a possible loss of control due to hydroplaning.

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While the storms have remained below severe limits, 11Alive meteorologist Wes Peery says any of the storms may briefly become severe.

Here are the latest updates: 

11:18 AM: Areas of heavy rainfall are continuing over far northwestern Georgia, with storm cells remaining nearly stationary. This has prompted the flood warning for parts of Dade and Walker counties. 

Scattered showers have been developing over other areas of north Georgia. 

11:04 AM: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for portions of Dade and Walker counties until 4:45 pm. 

At 10:47 am, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall across the area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. 

Stay with the 11Alive Storm Trackers throughout the rest of the day for updates and any weather warnings. 

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