Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of north Georgia


ATLANTA — The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch  that remains in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5) through Friday morning for most of North Georgia, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-Glascock-Harris-Talbot-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-Wilkinson-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-Wilcox-Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers, Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon, Columbus, Warner Robins, Lumpkin, Americus, and Cordele.

Very heavy rain will be moving in tonight and continuing through  Thursday night. Three to four inches of rain with local amounts  near six inches are possible. Flooding could also occur in low- lying areas, rivers, small creeks and streams, which could  continue well after the rain ends.

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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