... 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.