Flash flood warning expires in Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett

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Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns says isolated showers and storms are expected today.

The light rain and drizzle that persisted across most of metro Atlanta during Friday’s morning commute turned heavy in some areas, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for east-central Fulton, northern DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

The flash flood warning was posted just after 8 a.m. after 1 to 2 inches of rain over a 2-hour period caused a rapid rise along creeks and streams in those areas, the Weather Service said.

The warning expired at 2 p.m. Friday.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the chance of rain and storms is 60 percent Friday and 50 percent Saturday, diminishing slightly to 30 percent Sunday.

Afternoon highs will top out around 89 degrees Friday, 74 Saturday and 83 Sunday, Minton predicted, with morning lows in the low 70s Saturday and upper 60s Sunday.

The normal high for this time of the year is 84 degrees, the normal low 66.

The 34.50 inches of rain recorded so far this year at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is normal, but about 16 inches below last year’s rainfall through Sept. 12.