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Heavy rain and isolated tornado threat alert in effect through Wednesday
Heavy rain
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Georgia could see heavy rain and isolated tornado threats Monday and Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pass through the state, according to a release by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. 

According to the release, much of western Georgia is in a level 2 risk for severe weather tonight and tomorrow, with most of the rest of Georgia in a level 1 risk. 

“Isolated tornadoes and strong gusty winds will be the primary severe weather hazards,” the release said. 

In addition to the winds and isolated tornadoes, heavy rainfall will give way to a flash flood watch in north Georgia, where the most rainfall is expected. 

“A flash flood watch will go into effect at 8 a.m. [Tuesday] as two to four inches of rainfall are forecast with higher amounts possible,” the release said. 

The showers and storms are expected to begin to enter into western Georgia Monday evening, and the system should exit eastern Georgia by Wednesday morning.