County gets more rain

LAWRENCEVILLE - Saturday's rainstorm dropped more than 2 inches of rain on portions of Gwinnett County, a National Weather Service official said.

Most of the county received 1/2 to 1 inch of rain from the line of storms that moved through Saturday afternoon, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist-in-charge at the Peachtree City office of the National Weather Service.

Although the county was under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. Saturday, there were no reports of flooding as of 9:30 p.m., officials said.

"It wouldn't surprise me if we had some little creeks and ditches that filled up," he said.

Lawrenceville resident Jon Richards said he received an inch of rain less than an hour into Saturday's storm. Richards, who runs www.lawrencevilleweather.com, measures rainfall from his home near Brookwood High School.

"There's really nothing behind this once this wave goes through," Richards said. "We may get a little break. ... This whole mess is moving northeast."

Rothfusz said there may be a few sprinkles, but the area should see much drier - and cooler - weather starting Monday.

Gwinnett County authorities received no reports of flooding Saturday, but a vehicle fell into a sinkhole at West Liddell Road and Club Place in Duluth at about 5:45 a.m., Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Brian Kelly said. The driver, the vehicle's lone occupant, was uninjured.

"Given the matters early this week and the similar instances of damage caused, coupled with the overnight rain experienced in that area, the immediate presumption would be the incident is weather/flood related," Kelly said.