Posted: Thursday, August 22nd 2013 at 6:57pm
Heavy rain and storms push through north Georgia
By Derreck Booth Editor
UNDATED - What started as a relatively calm and sunny afternoon in parts of north Georgia ended up as rough weather ride through the latter part.
Pop-up storms developed in the far northern reaches of the area earlier, before intensifying and pushing southeast.
Portions of Rabun, Stephens and Habersham counties were put under small stream warnings by the National Weather Service first.
As those expired, forecasters turned their attention to Dawson and Forsyth counties as torrential rain intensified as fell on saturated soil. Those counties were next in line for a flash flood warning.
The rain and storms grew and continued pushing to the southeast, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for Forsyth, Hall and Gwinnett counties. That warning expired at 6:00 p.m.
The remaining warning moving into the evening hours was for rain-soaked Dawson County. It remained under a flash flood warning until 11:00 p.m.
In issuing the warning, weather service forecasters said two to four inches of rain had already fallen across southern Dawson County with another 1.5 inches possible.
Dawson County officials reported flood waters covered Lumpkin Campground Road in the area of Industrial Park and Grizzle roads.
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