Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Saturday
morning... 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of north Georgia... including the
  following counties... Wilkes... Barrow... Cherokee... Cobb... 
  Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas... Fannin... Forsyth... Gilmer... 
  Gwinnett... Hall... Lumpkin... north Fulton... Pickens... South
  Fulton... Union... Walton... banks... Clarke... Jackson... 
  Madison... Oconee... Oglethorpe... towns... white... Bartow... 
  Carroll... Catoosa... Chattooga... Dade... Floyd... Gordon... 
  Haralson... Murray... Paulding... Polk... Walker and Whitfield.

* From late tonight through Saturday morning

* soils remain excessively wet across north Georgia with average
  streamflows of creeks and rivers above normal. Widespread rain
  ... occasionally heavy at times... will develop over the watch
  area late tonight and continue to Friday evening. Storm total
  rainfall amounts around two inches can be expected generally
  north of Interstate 20 in Georgia. The rain will transition to
  freezing rain... sleet or snow Friday night as cold air begins to
  dominate the region.

* Flooding of streams... creeks and small rivers are possible with
  the expected rainfall. Also... temporary street flooding could
  occur due to poor drainage and clogged storm drains where any
  heavy rain occurs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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