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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:24pm

Tornado Warnings End As Storms Leave State

A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for southeast Georgia expired at 4:45 Wednesday afternoon with no reported touchdowns or damage.

But the thunderstorms that rolled across the state Tuesday and Wednesday left flooding, traffic, flight delays and school closings.

Students in Pickens County got the day off school after widespread power outages overnight.

Traffic in metro Atlanta was clogged Wednesday morning as the downpour strengthened.

Schools in Savannah and surrounding Chatham County closed early after forecasters warned powerful storms could reach the Georgia coast Wednesday afternoon.

Some passengers going through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were delayed.

The weather system from the Gulf of Mexico began rolling into Georgia on Tuesday evening.

Forecasters called the system fast-moving, but with heay rainfall.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches were predicted, with some areas getting isolated amounts of up to 4 inches.

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