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Heavy rain, wind and flood watch through Saturday

Heavy rain, wind and flood watch through Saturday

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Friday's Pollen Count: 798

Rain will develop later this afternoon as an area of low pressure tracks east toward Florida, then up the east coast. A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for our Southern Counties. The low will spread the rain from south to north this afternoon. The winds will pick up later today. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect 6pm to Saturday AM. Winds will be 10 to 20mph with gust up to 35mph.

Freeze Warning for North Georgia until 9 a.m. Thursday

Freeze Warning for North Georgia until 9 a.m. Thursday

The National Weather service has issed a FREEZE WARNING from Midnight to 9 a.m. for Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, Union and White Counties.

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Strong winds bring down trees in metro Atlanta


ATLANTA – Strong winds brought down trees and knocked out power to some homes in the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday.

In Marietta, a tree crashed onto a home on Sugar Creek Drive, trapping two women. It took first-responders 45 minutes to get the tree off of the women. One woman was airlifted to a hospital, while the other was taken away by ambulance, police said.

Marietta Street in Atlanta was blocked between Spring Street and Fairlie Street due to broken glass in the roadway, the Atlanta Police Department tweeted.

One tree brought down power lines on Bolton Road in northwest Atlanta, causing a grass fire.

Another tree fell on Spring Avenue and crushed an Acura MDX.

Rain continues overnight, colder temps on the way

Rain continues overnight, colder temps on the way
We are tracking showers moving through during the overnight hours. We will have some pockets of moderate to heavy rain at times. We will even have a few rumbles of thunder. The severe weather will stay along the Gulf coast. The showers will stay with us for your drive in to work. . WATCH HERE LIVE ATLANTA AREA RADAR We will see the rain diminishing by Tuesday late morning into the afternoon, and much cooler air will move in. Hopefully, this is enough rain to help knock down the pollen count. Monday's Pollen Count is 3,495: Extremely High for trees (Oak, Birch, Sweetgum, Mulberry, Pine, Sycamore, Willow, Beech), moderate for grass and high for weeds (Nettle, Sheep Sorrel/Dock) Colder air blows in Tuesday. There is a wind advisory in effect from 8am-10pm with winds from the NW between 20-30mph.

11s on the WIZometer this weekend

11s on the WIZometer this weekend

 Not expecting much change through the weekend, although there may be a few extra clouds moving in on Sunday.

The changes will come by Monday. Models are slowing the rain down a little. We are anticipating mostly cloudy skies for the Monday morning commute, but rain should move in around mid morning and afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible, and serve weather will continue to be monitored although it only looks marginal at this time.

The chance for rain will stay in the forecast for Tuesday, then clearing Wednesday.

Nice couple of days ahead, but plenty of pollen

Nice couple of days ahead, but plenty of pollen

We will have plenty of sunshine this afternoon and highs will reach the low 70s. It will be a 10 on the WIZometer. The nice weather will continue over the next couple of days with highs in the mid 70s by Friday, upper 70s by Saturday.

Today's pollen count is 2,216. It's extremely high for Oak, Birch, Sweetgum, Mulberry, Pine, Sycamore and Willow trees.

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Spalding County

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Spalding County

GRIFFIN, Ga. -- The National Weather Service says an Ef-1 tornado with winds up to 95 miles per hour did the damage in Spalding County this week.

It touched down Monday approximately 8 miles northwest of Griffin, snapping and uprooting several trees and pulling fence pots out of the ground in a pastured area of a farm off Vaughan Road.

The tornado traveled northeast towards Highway 92. Three people were hurt when their cars were hit by fallen trees near Bicycle Road.

The sign at Lighthouse Church was destroyed and a home sustained major damage when a large pine fell on it. At least 14 other homes sustained minor damage to roofs.

The tornado continued to cause damage to homes along Diane Drive before lifting. The tornado was on the ground for 0.94 miles and for approximately 2 minutes.