Rainstorms strike metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta commuters had to deal with heavy rain Wednesday morning, and a flood watch was issued for the area.

Officials in Pickens County in north Georgia closed their schools for the day, citing widespread power outages.

The National Weather Service issued several weather advisories, including a high wind warning for mountain counties and a tornado watch for southwest Georgia.

Rainfall totals through 5 a.m. included .65 inch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, .74 inch in downtown Atlanta and 1.03 inches in Peachtree City.