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Heavy rain prompts flooding fears in north Ga.

Heavy rain prompts flooding fears in north Ga.

ATLANTA -- A flash flood watch has been issued for much of north Georgia as heavy rain was expected to push into the state from Alabama.

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Forecasters say rainfall of one to three inches is expected in the area Thursday evening and during the overnight hours on ground already saturated by previous rains.

The National Weather Service says the flash flood watch would be in effect from Thursday evening to late Thursday night.

It covered nearly two dozen counties in north Georgia and included the cities of Blairsville, Calhoun, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dalton and Rome.

The flash flood watch also covered parts of metro Atlanta, including Cherokee and Cobb counties.

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Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top judge says the state should overhaul its juvenile justice system, as lawmakers turn their focus to criminal courts for adult offenders.

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court told the General Assembly on Wednesday that putting nonviolent youth offenders into juvenile prisons does not predict the public and makes those children more likely to commit crimes as adults.

She said nearly two-thirds of the more than 10,000 young people behind bars have substance abuse problems. More than one-third have been diagnosed with mental health problems.

Hunstein said she supported proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers to create alternative courts focused on treating adult addicts and military veterans. But she said similar changes must also be made to the juvenile justice system.

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Cherokee and north Cobb counties

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Cherokee and north Cobb counties

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- It's almost that time of year -- when Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and their cookie counterparts will begin to appear in pantries across the country.

Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner, and we've compiled a list of some of the places in metro Atlanta where you can get your cookie fix.

Learn more at www.girlscoutcookies.org.

ATLANTA WEATHER | Storms move through, tornado watch cancelled

ATLANTA -- The tornado watch has been cancelled for all of north Georgia Monday afternoon.

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"Rain will continue to push off to the south east and leave behind a cool and cloudy day," 11Alive Meteorologist Mike Francis wrote on the Weather Information Zone blog. 

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Charlie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Charlie

 

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

ATLANTA WEATHER | Monday morning forecast

ATLANTA -- Heavy Rain this morning with a threat of strong storms. Meteorologist Chesley McNeil has the latest.

Tornado Watch Continues Until 1pm

Tornado Watch Continues Until 1pm

Short Term

We have storms delveoping all across the metro area this morning, as of 9:45 nothing is severe. As you can see down below there are more storms west of the metro area that will be moving in here soon. There is a lot of lightning with these storms. There are more storms to the north along the cold front that will be moving in later on this morning. The 3rd image below is what is called helicity. What that is is the amount of spin in the atmosphere and there is a lot of it just south of the front. The thing that is lacking this morning is instability, it is very limited. So as these storms continue to come in from the west and the north look for the main threat to be in the form of wind, hail, and heavy rain. There have been some unconfirmed reports of some wind damage in Carroll county.