Rain, storms move through metro Atlanta area

Severe storm outlook

ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta had a wet commute home Tuesday. Widespread showers hit parts of the area and North Georgia about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

While light showers were reported in Lawrenceville and Stone Mountain, the heaviest of the rain was in LaGrange, Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

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Heavy rains were also reported in Newnan and lightning strikes were seen between Conyers and McDonough, Burns said.


Downpours continued through the evening with some storms producing lightning and gusty winds. Showers tapered off around 9 p.m.

“One thing I want to caution you about, with the moisture in the air, we could see widespread fog after midnight,” Burns said.

According to the latest forecast, most of North Georgia will see at least 1 inch of rainfall. Light to moderate showers were reported earlier.

Beware of downed tree limbs and water on roadways, meteorologists said.

Meteorologists also warned drivers along the interstate of “ponding” on the roadways.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday, with temps in the 70s.