World News – US – Severe storms move, but flash flood potential remains


The severe storms may have moved, but the threat of flash flooding continues in northern Georgia As of 9 pm, a flash flood warning was issued for counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton until 3 am Sunday

The FOX 5 Storm team followed dozens of tornado warnings Saturday afternoon until evening time More than a dozen counties in northern Georgia were under warning at one point during the evening, including most of the Atlanta metro

The severe storms were due to remnants of Hurricane Delta The delta landed as a Category 2 storm Friday evening but has weakened considerably since The center of the storm hit land at 6 pm Friday near Creole , Louisiana, with winds of 100 mph before pushing inland on Saturday afternoon it was only a tropical low, but still pushed tropical humidity into Georgia, which caused extreme weather conditions

Counties of Alabama and Georgia, including those encompassing the cities of Montgomery and Atlanta, were under tornado surveillance until Saturday night, but that may have expired

A change in Delta’s trajectory once it made landfall forced the Storm Prediction Center to upgrade the Atlanta Metro to a « level 2 » risk for severe storms and warned of the possibility of tornadoes

The FOX 5 Storm team has been uploaded multiple times as tornado warnings popped up across Georgia Damage reports have slowly leaked into the FOX 5 press room

Most of Georgia sees at least heavy rain The FOX 5 Storm team said about 1 to 2 inches of rain is likely by the end of the weekend with heavier amounts in the far north georgia There is also concern for flash floods Parts of far northern Georgia are under flash flood watch until midnight Monday

The chances of a storm, as well as the potential for tornadoes, will begin to diminish early on Sunday morning, with the entire storm system having disappeared on Monday afternoon

Winds will start to accelerate this afternoon and peak overnight Some areas may experience non-thunderstorm wind damage with saturated ground and wind gusts over 30mph

Unfortunately, it won’t be the best weekend for outdoor activities, but if you don’t mind the soggy conditions, you can get some of the day back

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News from the world – United States – Severe storms moving, but risk of flash flood remains


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