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More flooding possible overnight in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA FORECAST:

Today: Rainy. High: 70

Tonight: Showers possible. Low: 62

Tomorrow: Morning rain continues. High: 63

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

On-again, off-again showers have been with metro Atlanta throughout the day, and they won’t stop anytime soon.

An added inch of rain and wind gusts of 40 mph or more are possible overnight in metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“Rivers and creeks remain high,” Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said. “And excessive rainfall could lead to flooding, especially across far northeast Georgia.” 

The National Weather Service has a flood watch in effect for most of North Georgia.

The watch is expected to last through Monday morning.

“A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts,” the NWS said in the watch. “You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible.”

In Midtown, Peachtree Street has experienced flooding since Wednesday in front of the Equifax building.

Britt Wood, a bridal shop owner in the area, told Channel 2 he fears the flooding will start to impact his business.

“It is coming up over the sidewalk now,” he said. “And it would easily go into the door.”

Flooding isn’t the only continued threat.

Metro Atlanta could get enough wind “to topple some trees because it’s been so wet,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

A downed tree was already reported in the 650 block of Starlight Lane in Sandy Springs, according to the city.

Luckily though, rainy and windy conditions have not meant cold weather.

Atlanta’s forecast high is 70 degrees. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Currently, the temperature is 64 degrees in Atlanta. The high is expected to hit 70.

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