Flash Flood Watch

…Flash Flood Watch in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Georgia… northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia…including the following areas…in north central Georgia…Barrow… Cherokee…Cobb…Dawson…DeKalb…Douglas…Fannin… Forsyth…Gilmer…Gwinnett…Hall…Lumpkin…north Fulton… Pickens…South Fulton and Union. In northeast Georgia… banks…Jackson…towns and white. In northwest Georgia… Bartow…Carroll…Catoosa…Chattooga…Dade…Floyd… Gordon…Haralson…Murray…Paulding…Polk…Walker and Whitfield.

* Until 1 PM EST this afternoon.

* Some areas across northwest Georgia have already seen 1 to 2 inches of rain with isolated amounts close to 3 inches. Further south across the Atlanta Metro…rainfall amounts are not as impressive but with an additional 1 to 2 inches expected area wide…overall storm total rainfall will be on the order of 2 to 4 inches. The rainfall will end from northwest to southeast through mid morning and late afternoon.

* Flooding of low lying…poor drainage areas is likely…along with the potential flash flooding of several flood prone rivers and streams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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