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Rain moving east; sports events canceled

POSTED: March 30, 2008 5:01 a.m.
Rain is now moving east of the area, leaving a chance of showers into the evening and the promise of a cold night.

This article will be updated throughout the day as developments warrant. We will post any watches or warnings as soon as they are issued.

So far, almost three-quarters of an inch of rain has fallen at Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

Several area sporting events have been cancelled. Click here for more details. 

A wind advisory remains in effect for most of North and Central Georgia until 8 p.m. today, meaning gusts as high as 40 mph are possible.

There are currently no severe weather watches or warnings for Northeast Georgia.

Thursday should be a beautiful day with a high temperature of 66 degrees.

Today's weather was part of a system that has dumped torrential rains and chased chased hundreds of people from their flooded homes in the nation's midsection. Two people were killed in Missouri and a teen was swept down a drainage pipe near Dallas.

The storm system also grounded hundreds of flights. One control tower at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was briefly evacuated when a funnel cloud was spotted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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