NWS Has Issued a Flash Flood Watch Through Thursday

From the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia – 3:43 AM EST Wednesday, February, 12 2020 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY 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…Cherokee… Dawson…Fannin…Gilmer…Lumpkin…Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia…Towns and White. In northwest Georgia… Bartow…Catoosa…Chattooga…Dade…Floyd…Gordon… Murray…Polk…Walker and Whitfield.

* From this evening through Thursday afternoon

* A cold front will push through Georgia tonight through Thursday. This front will bring another round of locally heavy rainfall to much of north Georgia. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches will be likely, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils remain saturated and several rivers, creeks and streams remain near or in flood, so any additional rainfall will only create run off and exacerbate ongoing flooding conditions.

* Flash flooding and minor to moderate flooding of larger creeks and rivers is expected. This will close some roads and could flood homes and businesses in flood-prone areas. Along larger creeks and rivers, flooding could last for several days.