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Tornado warnings expire, leave flooding in their wake across metro Atlanta, north Georgia

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ATLANTA — Storms are finally calming across Georgia after dozens of tornado warnings across the state in mere hours. However, even those not hit by the winds and tree damage are still dealing with the aftermath in the form of flooding.

11Alive is tracking what remains of this violent weather.

RELATED: Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Refresh this story for the latest updates as they become available:

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

10:30 a.m. A representative with the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Covington on Saturday.

Keith Spellman with the NWS told 11Alive that after reviewing video, they can confirm a tornado did in fact touch down. They will be on scene today to survey the area and determine the strength.

FULL STORY: National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down Saturday in Covington

9:30 a.m. Gwinnett firefighters released dramatic video from a rescue just before midnight on Saturday when a vehicle became submerged after being caught in a flash flood. 

FULL STORY: Dramatic video shows 2 people rescued after car becomes submerged by flash floods

7:30 a.m. There are still more than 5,000 people across the metro area that remain in the dark, according to Georgia Power's outage map

7 a.m. More rain from from the remnants of Delta will continue to put North Georgia at risk for continued flooding through the rest of the day.  So far storm totals have exceeded 4 inches across metro Atlanta with more rain rain on the way. 

A flash flood watch is in effect for the northeast Georgia mountains until this evening. As the remnants of Delta moves through to our north we will see another 1-3" of rain across this area which may cause more flash flooding.

Expect another overcast day today with a 70% chance of showers and storms off and on throughout the day.  Temps will range from the mid 60s in the morning to the mid 70s in the afternoon.

RELATED: Track rain in your county on the interactive radar

6:30 a.m. Flash flood warning for Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rockdale and White have all expired. 

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

10:36 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson and Lumpkin counties until 4:45 p.m. Radar indicates expected rainfall of half-an-inch to two inches over the course of three hours in these areas.

10:19 p.m. Atlanta Fire Rescue is warning the public to be cautious on the road due to over a dozen calls of vehicles stuck in floodwaters in their jurisdiction alone. Similar stories are playing out across the metro area as the evening's storms give way to heavy flooding.

10:03 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Clayton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties until 4 a.m. Radar indicates expected rainfall of between half-an-inch to two inches in three hours' time in these areas.

8:55 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties until 3 a.m.

8:33 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for DeKalb and Gwinnett counties until 9 p.m.

8:20 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Pine Lake, or near Decatur, moving north at 35 mph. Anyone in the area is advised to take cover now.

8:08 p.m. Reports of a large tree down near the Little Angle's Preschool in Jonesboro.

8:07 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for DeKalb County until 8:30 p.m.

7:48 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for portions of Clayton, DeKalb and Henry counties until 8:15 p.m.

7:47 p.m. At 7:47 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Morrow, or near Jonesboro, moving north at 20 mph.

7:41 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd and Gordon counties until 8 p.m.

7:39 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clayton and Henry counties until 8:15 p.m.

7:32 p.m. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Lake Spivey, or near Jonesboro, moving north at 25 mph. Residents in the area are advised to take cover immediately.

7:31 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Habersham, Rabun and Stephens county until 8:15 p.m.

7:26 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd and Gordon until 8 p.m.

7:25 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Butts, Henry Lamar and Monroe counties until 8 p.m.

7:19 p.m. The Tornado Warning for Monroe County has been canceled but continues until 7:30 p.m. for Lamar County.

7:17 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clayton and Henry counties until 7:45 p.m.

7:08 p.m. The Tornado Warning for Upson County has been canceled but continues for Lamar and Monroe counties until 7:30 p.m.

7:06 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Henry and Spalding counties until 7:30 p.m.

6:56 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Floyd and Polk counties until 7:30 p.m.

6:54 p.m. The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado warning for parts fo Carroll, Coweta and Fulton counties but continues one for Douglas County until 7 p.m.

6:50 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clayton, Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties until 7:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Lamar, Monroe and Upson counties until 7:30 p.m.

6:44 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Floyd, Haralson and Polk counties until 7:15 p.m.

6:43 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Hall and Jackson counties until 7:30 p.m.

6:35 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas and Fulton counties until 7 p.m.

6:28 p.m. The Tornado Warning for Talbot and Taylor counties has been canceled but continues for Upson County until 6:45 p.m.

6:20 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for parts of Pike and Spalding counties until 6:45 p.m.

6:11 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Talbot, Taylor and Upson counties until 6:45 p.m.

6:10 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Carroll, Coweta and Fulton counties until 6:45 p.m.

5:40 p.m. The Tornado Warning for Harris has been canceled; however, it continues until 6:15 p.m. for Meriwether, Pike, Talbot, and Upson counties.

5:38 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Carroll and Heard counties until 6:15 p.m.

5:37 p.m. The Tornado Warning for Gwinnett and Walton counties has expired.

5:28 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for Harris, Meriwether, Pike, Talbot and Upson counties until 6:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. Covington Police report damage to an area homeless shelter and at least one minor injury after storms rolled through the year. Authorities sent this photo from Rainbow Community Shelter on Turner Lake Road that shows exterior damage to the building.

Credit: Covington Police
Damage to a homeless shelter in Newton County on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

5:13 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Gwinnett and Walton counties until 5:45 p.m.

5:03 p.m. Social media reports show low clouds on the Walton/Morgan County line. 

2:30 p.m. - The Tornado Watch for our area continues in effect until 9 p.m.

Chris Holcomb and the 11Alive StormTrackers are closely monitoring conditions throughout the area.

1:50 p.m. - A Tornado Watch has been issued for Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, Muscogee, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties until 9 p.m.

This tornado watch is directly related to the remnants of Delta. 

Primary threats include isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and a few tornadoes in an near the warned area. 

Conditions remain favorable for possible severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. 

Stay with the 11Alive Storm Trackers for the latest updates. 

1:00 p.m. - Atlanta remains under a Level 2 out of 5 threat area for strong to severe weather for Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the Storm Prediction Center. 

7:00 a.m. -  A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Fannin, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White counties, effective Saturday afternoon at 5 pm until Sunday night at midnight. 

Stay with the 11Alive StormTrackers for the latest updates and any severe weather advisories or warnings as they are issued throughout the weekend.

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