Four lanes on I-75 South between I-285 and Windy Hill Road in Cobb County were shut down for hours due to flooding. In Duluth, Buford Highway just south of Ga. 120 also closed, and police said at least two cars were stranded in the water.
A flash flood warning for parts of DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Douglas, Carroll and Paulding counties was in place until 4 a.m. Wednesday. By about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, between 3 to 5 inches of rain had fallen, the National Weather Service announced.
According to the NWS, heavy rainfall and flash flooding remained the primary concern Tuesday evening, while a few storms produced strong wind gusts.
Storms in North and Middle Georgia passed as the state braced for Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall Wednesday morning on Florida’s west coast as a Category 3 hurricane before weakening and moving into South Georgia.