Flood watch extended, severe storms possible

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Today: Mainly storms. High: 73

Tonight: Chance of storms. Low: 65

Tomorrow: Mostly dry High: 72

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After days of on-again, off-again showers, metro Atlanta faces the threat of flooding and isolated severe storms, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta on Tuesday picked up more than 1½ inches of rain, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

Severe storms on Wednesday could add to that amount and bring heavy rain, wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail as well as isolated tornadoes.

A flash flood watch originally set to expire at 2 p.m. has been extended until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

That means conditions are favorable for flash flooding.

“You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued,” the NWS said.

A flash flood warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Metro Atlanta only got patchy light rain and drizzle early Wednesday, according to Channel 2. Showers will begin again about 10 a.m. and pick up speed in the afternoon.

Meteorologist Karen Minton has your Wednesday morning weather forecast.

When that happens, “it could be raining so hard in some spots that it’s going to be tough to travel,” Minton said.

“And I worry about the trees in saturated soil,” Minton said. “Any wind gust can take some of them down.”

The high is expected to reach 73 degrees in Atlanta, Channel 2 reported. The average high for this time of year is 82.



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