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Storm could hit area
As North and Central Georgia hunker down under storms that have prompted flood and flash flood warnings, our area could see some storms, but not until later.
The National Weather Service's Charleston office says there is a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms as skies get cloudy today, but gives it only 20 percent chance of rain.
The chances increase to 50 percent tonight and 80 percent on Tuesday, when heavy rains will be possible. The NWS cautions that if thunderstorms do occur they could be severe with damaging wind and large hail.
In the mean time, the Associated Press is reporting that heavy rain Sunday night and this morning left deep water on many Atlanta-area streets as commuters hit the highways, creating dangerous driving conditions.
Motorists encountered deep, fast-moving water and the rain reduced visibility, making the Monday morning commute hazardous.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the northern half of Georgia until early Tuesday. Forecasters predicted up to 4 inches of rain.
A flash flood warning was posted just after 6 a.m. for DeKalb, Fulton and southwestern Gwinnett counties in metro Atlanta.
The weather service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Troup and Meriwether counties.
The storms are being stirred up by a cold front moving across the Southeast. Highs today will be in the 90s, dropping to 60s tonight and staying in the 80s Tuesday. The weather should blow through late Tuesday and skies will start clearing again Wednesday.

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