Rain possible through the evening

Rain possible through the evening

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  • Flooding and standing water were spotted in multiple locations.
  • While the rain has slowed, scattered showers are expected later Wednesday.
  • Parts of metro Atlanta have picked up between 1 and 2 inches of rain.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Showers and isolated storms. High: 79

Tonight: More rain possible. Low: 70

Tomorrow: Showers and isolated storms. High: 80

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

Parts of metro Atlanta may be getting a break from the rain, but flooding is still a risk.


According to the National Weather Service, a flood warning for Fulton and DeKalb counties will be in effect until 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Nancy Creek earlier surpassed the flood stage of 11 feet near Buckhead.

“All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property,” the NWS said.

Windsor Parkway at Northland Drive was flooded at one point Wednesday, Sandy Springs police said. It has since reopened. (Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department)

In Sandy Springs, Windsor Parkway was closed for several hours due to flooding at Northland Drive. The road has since reopened, city officials said.


While no injuries have been reported, the wet weather has led to power outages and even taken down some trees, according to Channel 2 Action News.

An apartment building was damaged and a car crushed when a tree came crashing down on a home on Northeast Expressway in DeKalb County. And downed trees and wires blocked North Druid Hills Road at LaVista Road.

Scattered showers are expected later Wednesday evening. Before the rain slowed, some areas had already picked up between 1 and 2 inches. 

While the average high for this time of year is 89 degrees, metro Atlanta won’t feel temperatures above 83 degrees Thursday, according to Channel 2. 

Scattered showers and occasional heavy downpours are expected to continue through Friday, with a 60 percent chance of rain Thursday.

“Your temperatures will be held back because of the clouds and the rain,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

Currently, the temperature is 74 degrees in Atlanta. 

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