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Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
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Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, Griffin, Milledgeville, Macon,
Columbus, Lumpkin, and Americus
420 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Much of north and central Georgia north of an Americus to
* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday morning
* Subtropical storm Alberto will continue northward into eastern
Alabama through this evening bringing abundant moisture and
rainfall along and east of its track. This will allow for
increased rainfall potential across the area. Although average
rainfall totals will average 2 to 3 inches, some areas could see
as much as 4 to 5 inches through Tuesday night. Creek and river
levels are already above average and will not take much
additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.
* Several creeks and rivers will rise out of their banks closing
roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may
not recede until well after the rain has ended.
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.
$$Special Weather Statement
508 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018
...SUBTROPICAL STORM ALBERTO TO IMPACT THE AREA...
The primary hazard associated with Subtropical Storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flash flooding and river flooding
associated with multiple rain bands moving across the area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible on top of already saturated soils. The
highest flooding potential exists over the northern and western
portions of the forecast area. A flash flood watch is in effect
for north and portions of central Georgia until 800 am Wednesday.
The strongest sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35
mph will be possible over west Georgia with the strongest winds
over west central Georgia, later today through Tuesday. With
saturated soils, isolated power outages will be possible from
falling trees. A wind advisory is in effect for a portion of west
central Georgia along the Alabama border tonight.
Isolated brief tornadoes will be possible across the area later
today and Tuesday associated with rain bands.