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Rains wash across state, tornado reported in Covington
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Rainfall of more than 2 inches was recorded Sunday at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

That was on top of almost three-quarters of an inch of rain that fell on Saturday.

Lake Lanier continued to benefit from the precipitation, as its level was up to 1,071.74 feet above sea level by 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Summer full pool of 1,071 feet takes effect Wednesday.

The rain complicated traffic in Gainesville, though. The Georgia State Patrol’s Gainesville station reported working six crashes, with one injury. The injury was not considered serious, GSP said.

A tornado touched down Sunday afternoon on Veal Road off Ga. 212 in Covington, according to The Covington News.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

There were tornado spottings in the Grosslake area of Covington, and rotation was reported on West Street in the city.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms is expected to continue through today, the weather service said, with a 40 percent chance, mainly before 2 p.m. Patchy fog is expected before 11 a.m., before skies turn partly sunny.

Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, but a chance of showers and thunderstorms returns to the forecast Tuesday night and Wednesday, at 20 percent. The chance of showers rises to 30 percent on Thursday.

According to the weather service, lingering moisture and instability will allow for at least a slight chance of thunderstorms through the rest of the week.

Highs are expected to be in the 70s, with lows in the 50s.