LIVE UPDATES: Flooding remains a threat as rain starts to move out of metro area

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Severe Weather Team 2's Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns has your Monday evening forecast.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Monday: High: 49

Monday night: Low: 47

Tuesday: High: 52

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[6:37 p.m.]: Power has been restored to several traffic signals in Sandy Springs. The problems were on Northridge Road and Colquitt Road.

[6:10 p.m.]: The bridge at Buice Road in Johns Creek that was shut down earlier due to flooding is now clear, Channel 2 reported.

[5:53 p.m.]: 

Traffic signals on Pitts and Roswell roads are out along Northridge Road and Colquitt Road in Sandy Springs, the city said.

 

[5:30 p.m.]: Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said the heaviest rain is moving east out of metro Atlanta, but the flood risks linger as the rainfall continues to pool. Some areas have gotten up to 4 inches, he said.

 

[5:20 p.m.]: Multiple creeks are reportedly flooding in Cobb County, such as Allatoona and Sope.

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Sope Creek in Cobb County is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Sope Creek in Cobb County is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

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Sope Creek in Cobb County is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

[5:11 p.m.]: A flash flood warning for Forsyth, Lumpkin, Gilmer and Dawson counties has been issued by the National Weather Service until 11:15 p.m.

 

[5:08 p.m.]: Big Creek near Alpharetta has reached about 7 feet deep, which is a minor flood stage, Channel 2 Action News reported. Several roads and trails nearby are under a few inches of water.

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Big Creek near Alpharetta is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Big Creek near Alpharetta is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

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Big Creek near Alpharetta is flooding, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Flooding has also been reported in Johns Creek, and Buice Road has been shut down, Johns Creek police said.

 

[4:50 p.m.]: Flooded areas have been reported in several western metro counties, including Cobb, Bartow and Cherokee.

A soccer field is flooded on Robinson Road near Fullers Park in east Cobb, Channel 2 Action News reported.

 

Authorities in Bartow and Cherokee have reported flooded roads, such as Water Tank Road near East Cherokee Drive and Union Hill Road near Paint Horse Drive in Cherokee County and Matthews Road at Pleasant Valley Road in Bartow County.

 

UPDATE: [4:46 p.m.]: A flash flood warning has been issued for Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Fulton, Haralson, Paulding, Pickens and Polk counties until 10:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: North Georgia has already gotten more than 2 inches of rain in some places, prompting flood warnings and likely contributing to a few wrecks around town.

And the showers aren’t ending yet, Channel 2 Action News reported.

 

A flood warning was issued for Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee and Polk counties until further notice by the National Weather Service. Most of North Georgia is under a flood watch until 7 a.m. Wednesday, since the rain isn’t supposed to cease soon.

Drivers have battled traffic issues on wet pavement all day, and it looks like the evening drive will see more of the same.

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Chris Peart works to restore Comcast service after a downed tree knocked out power and internet lines on Westwood Avenue in southwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Chris Peart works to restore Comcast service after a downed tree knocked out power and internet lines on Westwood Avenue in southwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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Chris Peart works to restore Comcast service after a downed tree knocked out power and internet lines on Westwood Avenue in southwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

In DeKalb County, all I-20 West lanes at Candler Road are blocked by a crash, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.

 

Not too far away, a dramatic car fire on I-20 West at Thornton Road in Douglas County has all lanes shut down, the Traffic Center reported.

 

Two left lanes of Ga. 400 North near Pilgrim Mill Road are blocked because of a crash, and delays are building, the Traffic Center reported.

 

Heavy rain continues to move through North Georgia, and Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton expects it to continue through the day and intensify this evening, meaning no commute will be a dry one.

“Make sure you've got that umbrella with you today as you run out for meetings (and) business lunches because you're going to get wet,” she said.

 

A series of low pressure systems will track across Georgia this week, keeping a high chance of rain in the forecast through Thursday, Minton said. North Georgia could get an accumulation of 3 to 5 inches by then.

Much of North Georgia won’t leave the 40s Monday afternoon, according to Channel 2. Highs are expected to stay in the high 40s and lower 50s all week.

“It’s going to be one of those weeks where it’s cool,” Minton said. “We're not going to do much warming up this week, and we are going to stay wet.”

The rain is expected to begin clearing out Friday, according to Channel 2.

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