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This home outside Atlanta, Ga., was destroyed Sunday by what experts think was a tornado.
updated 1/8/2007 1:07:18 PM ET 2007-01-08T18:07:18

Heavy rain and a few thunderstorms were expected to blanket the east Monday as an intense storm that earlier swept through the Southeast moves up the Appalachians.

Parts of the region from eastern North Carolina to New York and Vermont could receive flooding from up to 2 inches of rain expected by late evening.

The storm will pull warm air, raising temperatures, though they should drop dramatically as it moves out to sea.

On Sunday, the storm system was thought to have spawned tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorms in north Georgia damaged houses and toppled trees and power lines, but no injuries were reported.

Mike Leary, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, said he was “pretty sure” a tornado struck Coweta County south of Atlanta, where a half-dozen homes were damaged or destroyed.

Up to four inches of rain fell earlier in parts of Alabama, where a flash flood warning was issued for six counties.

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