Flash Flood Watch

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHWEST GEORGIA.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE WATCH AREA THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE AREA OF CONCERN DURING THE PAST 7 DAYS. MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO EXIST FROM PREVIOUS RAIN EVENTS. THIS WILL ALLOW RUN OFF INTO NEARBY STREAMS… CREEKS… AND RIVERS CAUSING RAPID RISES AND MINOR FLOODING OF SMALLER CREEKS… STREAMS… AND LOW-LYING FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY QUICKLY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. NEVER DRIVE INTO OR PLAY IN FLOODED AREAS… TURN AROUND AND DONT DROWN.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 3 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 79 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL GEORGIA

BALDWIN BIBB BUTTS CRAWFORD HOUSTON JASPER JONES MONROE PEACH PUTNAM TWIGGS WILKINSON

IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA

GLASCOCK GREENE HANCOCK JEFFERSON TALIAFERRO WARREN WASHINGTON WILKES

IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

BARROW CHEROKEE CLAYTON COBB DAWSON DEKALB DOUGLAS FANNIN FAYETTE FORSYTH FULTON GILMER GWINNETT HALL HENRY LUMPKIN MORGAN NEWTON PICKENS ROCKDALE UNION WALTON

IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA

BANKS CLARKE JACKSON MADISON OCONEE OGLETHORPE TOWNS WHITE

IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA

BARTOW CARROLL CATOOSA CHATTOOGA DADE FLOYD GORDON HARALSON MURRAY PAULDING POLK WALKER WHITFIELD

IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA

CHATTAHOOCHEE COWETA HARRIS HEARD LAMAR MACON MARION MERIWETHER MUSCOGEE PIKE SCHLEY SPALDING TALBOT TAYLOR TROUP UPSON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… ATLANTA… BARNESVILLE… BLAIRSVILLE… BREMEN… BUENA VISTA… BUTLER… CALHOUN… CARROLLTON… CARTERSVILLE… CEDARTOWN… CHATSWORTH… CLEVELAND… COLUMBUS… COMER… COMMERCE… CONYERS… COVINGTON… CRAWFORD… CRAWFORDVILLE… CUMMING… DAHLONEGA… DALLAS… DALTON… DAWSONVILLE… DECATUR… DOUGLASVILLE… EATONTON… ELLAVILLE… ELLIJAY… FORSYTH… FORT BENNING… FORT OGLETHORPE… FORT VALLEY… FRANKLIN… GAINESVILLE… GIBSON… GRAY… GREENSBORO… GRIFFIN… HIAWASSEE… HOMER… JACKSON… JASPER… JEFFERSONVILLE… LAWRENCEVILLE… LOUISVILLE… MACON… MADISON… MANCHESTER… MARIETTA… MILLEDGEVILLE… MONROE… MONTEZUMA… MONTICELLO… NEWNAN… PEACHTREE CITY… PINE MOUNTAIN… RIVERDALE… ROBERTA… ROME… SANDERSVILLE… SPARTA… STOCKBRIDGE… SUMMERVILLE… TALBOTTON… THOMASTON… THOMASTON… TOOMSBORO… TRENTON… WARNER ROBINS… WARRENTON… WASHINGTON… WATKINSVILLE… WEST POINT… WINDER… WINTERVILLE… WOODSTOCK AND ZEBULON.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.SYNOPSIS…
A COLD FRONT OVER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY WILL CONTINUE MOVING
EAST THIS AFTERNOON. THE FRONT SHOULD ENTER NORTHWEST GEORGIA THIS
EVENING AND PASS THROUGH NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA BY EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.PRIMARY HAZARDS…
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE BRIEF STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING.

.DISCUSSION…
A SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL INCREASE GULF MOISTURE OVER NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA IN ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THE INSTABILITY
ENVIRONMENT WILL BE MARGINAL AHEAD OF THE FRONT. CAPES ARE EXPECTED
TO BE LOW AND LIFTED INDEX VALUES JUST SLIGHTLY NEGATIVE. HOWEVER
STRONG SHEAR COULD SUPPORT A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY…
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

Wind Advisory

… WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST THURSDAY NIGHT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST THURSDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* WINDS… WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING… BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING… THEN DIMINISHING AFTER MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH… OR GUSTS TO 35 MPH OR STRONGER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Dense Fog Advisory

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING.

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

* VISIBILITIES… A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.

* TIMING… WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH 10 AM.

* IMPACTS… AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS DUE TO RAPID DROPS IN VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING… SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS… AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Dense Fog Advisory

… DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING…

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

* VISIBILITIES… A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.

* TIMING… WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH 10 AM.

* IMPACTS… AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS DUE TO RAPID DROPS IN VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE. IF DRIVING… SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR LOW-BEAM HEADLIGHTS… AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

Significant Weather Advisory

UPDATE: Pea sized hail spotted on Marietta Hwy near the Dallas Wal-Mart at 6:40pm

… SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 45 MPH WINDS IN POLK… PAULDING… CARROLL… DOUGLAS AND HARALSON COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM EST…

AT 655 PM EST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM ESOM HILL THROUGH WEST OF TALLAPOOSA… MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE PEA SIZED HAIL… OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH AS THEY MOVE ACROSS POLK… PAULDING… CARROLL… DOUGLAS AND HARALSON COUNTIES THROUGH 800 PM EST. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE ESOM HILL… TALLAPOOSA… FELTON… BUCHANAN… ANTIOCH… BREMEN… WACO… BOWDON JUNCTION… EUBANK LAKE… DRAKETOWN… YORKVILLE… TEMPLE… ABILENE… UNION AND VILLA RICA. HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

THESE WIND GUSTS MAY PRODUCE MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOW LIGHT… UNSECURED OBJECTS AROUND.

Wind Advisory

… WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY…

* LOCATIONS… NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* WINDS… NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING… THIS AFTERNOON… THEN DIMINISHING TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH… OR GUSTS TO 35 MPH OR STRONGER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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