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Flood Watch for Portions of Interior Southeast Georgia

Heavy Rain is Forecast Friday PM into Saturday PM (NWS graphic) Heavy Rain is Forecast Friday PM into Saturday PM (NWS graphic)

A Flood Watch Remains In Effect From Friday Afternoon Through Saturday Afternoon For The following counties in southeast Georgia...

Emanuel- Treutlen- Wheeler- Montgomery- Toombs-

Including The Cities Of... Swainsboro... Vidalia

Periods Of Heavy Rain Will Occur Early Friday Through Saturday Over Portions Of North Georgia And All Of Central Georgia. The Watch Area Will Be Mainly South Of A Line From Cedartown To Cumming To Homer. Rainfall Amounts Of Around 2 Inches Can Be Expected Over Portions Of North Georgia To Around 4 Inches Over Central Georgia.

The Watch Time Period Is For The First Round Of Heavy Rain Expected For The Weekend. A Second Round Of Potentially Heavy Rain May Add Another 1 To 2 Inches Over The Watch Area Sunday Night Into Monday. This May Require An Extension Or Another Watch Issuance.

Localized Flash Flooding Will Be Possible If The Heavy Rain Repeatedly Moves Over The Same Area. Also... Storm Drains... Ditches... And Low Lying Areas May Become Quickly Clogged With Debris And Cause Extensive Street Flooding.

Widespread Minor Flooding Of The Larger Creeks Or Rivers Is Most Likely To Occur With The Expected Storm Total Rainfall Amounts. This Would Include The Chattahoochee... Flint... Ocmulgee And Oconee River Basins And Their Associated Tributaries... Mainly South Of Atlanta To Athens.

However... Due To Wet Antecedent Soil Conditions... Isolated Significant Flooding May Affect Flood Prone Roads And Structures Nearby. This Will Be Possible In The Abbeville Area Since The Ocmulgee River Was In Minor Flood Just This Week.

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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