Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch now in effect from 1 PM EST this afternoon through
Friday evening... 

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* north and central Georgia.

* From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Friday evening

* multiple rounds of heavy rain... beginning today and continuing
  through Christmas eve will result in 3 to 5 inches of rainfall.
  Flooding of creeks... small streams and rivers are possible due
  to excessive runoff and already saturated grounds in some
  locations. Also... temporary urban and street flooding will occur
  due to poor drainage and clogged storm drains.

* This is a long-duration and complex heavy rain event. Some
  rivers and streams may take a couple of days to respond and
  flood even after the heavy rain ends... others may flood more
  quickly.

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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