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Torrential Downpours Unleash Over Atlanta

Torrential downpours hovered over Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, unleashing several inches of rain on the city.

More than 3.5 inches of rain fell in fewer than three hours Wednesday evening, making flooding and drainage issues imminent.

As of 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, rain continued to fall at a rate of 1 inch per hour.

With the worst of the thunderstorms tapering off after midnight Wednesday, storm drains will have a chance to recover before the afternoon and evening storms fire up again Thursday.