“Do not drive through flooded areas, standing water or fast-moving water on the roadway — especially near creeks and streams,” the fire department said.
Parts of metro Atlanta have seen more than 4 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours, leading to numerous flood warnings and road closures.
This year was sitting at the eighth-wettest on record for Atlanta at the beginning of the week, but the rainfall Thursday and Friday has bumped 2018 through the rankings. It is now ranked as the second-wettest year on record, and Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said it could be close to the top spot by Dec. 31.
The record was set at 71.45 inches in 1948, and Atlanta was at 69.46 inches at noon Friday.
Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz expects an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain to fall later Friday.