A flash flood watch is in effect until Monday noon for much of northern and central Georgia, including Rockdale and Newton counties, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
River levels are being monitored but are not predicted to reach flood stages, according to Rockdale's Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Chief Dan Morgan.
Flash flood warnings were also issued for for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, and Heard counties through 1:15 p.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported rainfall totals through 7a.m. of 1.36 inches in Marietta, 1.48 inches at Atlanta's airport, 2.68 inches in Alpharetta, 2.79 inches in Cartersville, 2.82 inches in Dunwoody and 3.01 inches in Dallas.
Rain was expected to continue for much of the day.
To the west, in central Alabama, people had to be evacuated from a mobile home park and rescued from their vehicles because of flooding.
Georgia Power reported that about 3,000 of its customers were without power at 10 a.m.