Stormy weather expected in Georgia on Thursday

ATLANTA (AP) - Heavy rain has swept across southwest Georgia
that could cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways,
streets and underpasses.

The National Wesather Service in Jacksonville, Fla., says rain amounts since Wednesday were 3 to 4 inches and an additional 2 to 4 inches could fall on Thursday, prompting a warning for possible flooding in 10 south Georgia counties.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Fieux says there were reports of nickel-size hail in the metro Atlanta cities of Conyers and Duluth and also in Monroe County.

Heavy rains around Waycross brought a forecast of moderate flooding along the Satilla River. The weather service says at Waycross the river is expected to rise to 18.2 feet after midnight.
Flood stage is 16 feet.

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