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Hurricane Sally Expected To Bring Lots Of Rain Across Metro Atlanta

Waves crash near a pier, at Gulf State Park Tuesday in Gulf Shores, Ala. Hurricane Sally was crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Waves crash near a pier, at Gulf State Park Tuesday in Gulf Shores, Ala. Hurricane Sally was crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
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Heavy rains from Hurricane Sally are expected to bring a flash flood watch Wednesday across metro Atlanta.

Ty Vaughn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, says currently Sally is a powerful, slow-moving hurricane in the Gulf.

Vaughn added, “So, we are expecting the primary effects of Hurricane Sally in our region to be mostly heavy rain. And we’re looking at feeling those effects Wednesday evening and into Thursday, and possibly overnight Thursday as well.”

Vaughn added that Sally’s weather pattern goes from Macon all the way North to Dalton. And he advises Georgian’s to be weather aware and urged residents to keep track of the forecast, as it could change based on the weather pattern of the storm.