Fog blanketed much of Georgia in the wake of storms that washed out roads in the northeast part of the state and led to rising streams and rivers. Forecasters said a dense fog advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Monday in north and central Georgia. It covered all of metro Atlanta and several Georgia cities including Athens, Blairsville, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon and Rome.
Several parts of northwest Georgia remained under a flood watch. Others were under food warnings as rivers and creeks were spilling over their banks. Soaking rains across the state over the weekend also led to some trees being uprooted, with some power outages resulting.
Forecasters say isolated storms are expected across much of Georgia late Thursday into Friday morning. The National Weather Service projects that the main threats from the storms will be damaging wind, large hail, heavy rain and lightning.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for areas above 1,500 feet in elevation through 5 p.m. Monday. It covers several mountain counties and includes the cities of Blairsville, Dahlonega and Chatsworth.
The National Weather Service said the flood watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. It covers parts of north Georgia and all of central Georgia. Forecasters at the weather service said rainfall amounts of 4 inches can be expected in central Georgia.
Violent storms raked the Southeast Wednesday, leaving two dead, including a Georgia man. In Adairsville, a massive storm front that tore across several states left a wake a destruction, unleashing tornadoes and dangerous winds that flipped cars and destroyed homes and businesses.
Forecasters say a storm system approaching Georgia will bring the threat of widespread damaging winds and isolated tornadoes to the state. Forecasters say a squall line capable of the damaging weather is expected to move through the state throughout the day Wednesday.