Columbus public services director Pat Biegler said the city has received 40 flooding calls this afternoon.
Much of that has been on the Manchester Expressway and in the north. "We have crews out working," she said.
Portions of Airport Thruway and streets in the Milgen Road area have a lot of water on the road. The Northgate subdivision which is between Milgen Road and Reese Road had heavy flooding.
Biegler said people should drive with caution and report any flooding they see.
"It was a lot of rain in short period of time," she said.
She said most of the water should go down once the rain stops.
Steve Nelson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a little more than 5 inches of rain fell in a period of time just under two hours this afternoon.
"We expected some heavy rain but nothing like that," Nelson said.
The amount of rain is what fell at the Columbus Airport which Nelson was the epicenter of the storm.
A flash flood warning by the National Weather Service is still in effect in Muscogee County until 10:15 p.m.
Although nothing but a light rain is falling now, runoff from the heavy rain will continue to cause rises in drainage creeks and streams across the city.
Nelson said that Columbus could receive some more heavy rain on Thursday.