Flash flood watch in effect as heavy rain falls in metro

A flash flood watch is in effect and Severe Weather Team 2 says you can expect 1 to 3 inches of rainfall over the next 24 hours that could lead to flooding of rivers, streams and creeks.

Just before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 on Thursday, 0.74 inches of rainfall was measured at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Severe Weather Team 2 says we still have a lot more coming. 

Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon saw a few accidents on Thursday night due to the wet roads. 

Expect periods of rain as you head out the door Friday for your morning commute. 

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing of the storms and is updating your forecast on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

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If it feels like we've had a lot of rain, it's because we have. 2018 will go down as one of the wettest years on record. 

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More showers are expected, and they could impact your New Year's Eve plans. Before it's all over, some areas could receive 6 inches.

Winds will be breezy Thursday, with some gusts of up to 40 mph in some areas in north Georgia and west metro Atlanta. The north Georgia mountains are under a wind advisory through Friday. The gusts could bring down trees and power lines.

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