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Flood Watch extended through Monday evening

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Sunday marked a week since sunshine has hit the ground for most of the day. And while north Georgia and metro Atlanta has seen a glimpse of the sun during the past week, it was the rain that dominated the weather headlines.

It started last Sunday evening with a line of showers that moved through the area. Monday and Tuesday proved to be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers, but it was Wednesday when the heaviest of rains hit the area.

FOX 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Steve Milone says that officially in Atlanta about four inches of rain fell within the last week, but across the viewing area an average of 4 to 6 inches of rain fell with some isolated areas seeing several inches more.

The rain saturated soil prompted trees to topple, some landing on homes, some blocking roads and many landing on power lines. Emergency crews were busy responding to those downed trees. One official commenting to FOX 5 News during the height of the rain this week that two more incidents pop up once one is cleared.

Power crew were also kept busy restoring power to thousands of customers who were without power at any given minute after one of those trees snagged a power line. According to Georgia Power records, crews responded to hundreds of incidents a shift during the heaviest of rain days. They seemed to have a slight reprieve on Sunday with only a couple dozen incidents.

But the rain is not yet over. In fact, another 1 or 2 inches of rain is likely through Monday evening. This has prompted the National Weather Service extended a Flood Watch through 8 p.m. Monday.

Several rivers, streams and creeks also remain under a Flood Warning due to the excessive runoff.

Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona are both over two feet above their normal summer pool.

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