Heavy Downpours, Flooding, Lightning in Metro Atlanta

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Strong storms moved through metro Atlanta and north Georgia on Thursday leaving many soaked and some flooded. The storms also brought some powerful lightning that caused quite the light display as the sun went down.

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The FOX 5 Storm Team has been tracking the storms all afternoon and evening. Here is the latest:

9 p.m.


FOX 5 viewer Christine Echavarry Patterson shared this video on our Facebook page of the lightning.



8:45 p.m.

FOX 5's Paul Milliken caught this electrical light show Thursday night.


Some portions of north Georgia got a little clearing before the sunset, making it epic. FOX 5's Joanne Feldman shared viewer Rick Eubanks' photo on twitter.


FOX 5 viewer Amanda Wood shared this video on our Facebook page of the lightning storm as seen in Villa Rica.


And this from Paulding County...




8:30 p.m.

FOX 5 fan Jack Andrew Bobadilla-Castro shared an amazing lighting strike with the FOX 5 Storm Team as seen from the operations tower at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport as the storm moved through.

The FOX 5 Storm Team said that a "ground stop" is in place at the airport

The High 5 Sports Team also were affected by the rain and lightning. One of the games they were covering went into a lightning delay.



8:15 p.m.

New York Mets Catcher Kevin Plawecki tweeted video showing the area behind the dugout flooding. The Mets were in town to play the Braves on Thursday.



8 p.m.

FOX 5's Portia Bruner continues her trek home through the pouring rain and got a glimpse of the sun.

A FOX 5 viewer sent us this video from Monticello, Ga. where heavy rain and lightning can be seen.


7:45 p.m.

FOX 5's Portia Bruner got stuck driving home in one of the downpours and took a video just of Interstate 85 in DeKalb County.

In Stockbridge, FOX 5 viewer Daniel B. was dealing with the downpour as well. He snapped some photos and tweeted us.

It wasn't much different at Turner Field. Baseball broadcaster from 92.9 The Game tweeted FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist David Chandley photos showing the field covered and the outfield completely flooded. 

The field crew had their work cut out for them after the monsoon. The game obviously was delayed by the passing storm.

FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist David Chandley spent the evening tracking the torrential rains moving through the area.



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