Flash Flood Watch In Effect for Chattooga County and Much of North GA

Flash Flood Watch from WED 7:00 PM EST until FRI 7:00 AM EST

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for much of north and central Georgia. * From 7 PM EST this evening through 7AM Friday morning

* Widespread rainfall will spread across the area beginning tonight and will shift southeastward through the day Thursday. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts over 2 inches are expected. Previous rounds of rainfall have kept soils wet and saturated which will more easily allow for runoff and potential flash flooding. * Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and inundate fields, roads, businesses and other property. Roads may be closed.

National Weather Service says there is a possible threat to life or property in Dade County, Walker County, Catoosa County, Whitfield County, Murray County, Fannin County, Gilmer County, Union County, Towns County, Chattooga County, Gordon County, Pickens County, Dawson County, Lumpkin County, White County, Floyd County, Bartow County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Hall County, Banks County, Jackson County, Madison County, Polk County, Paulding County, Cobb County, North Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Barrow County, Clarke County, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, Haralson County, Carroll County, Douglas County, South Fulton County, DeKalb County, Rockdale County, Walton County, Newton County, Morgan County, Greene County, Heard County, Coweta County, Fayette County, Clayton County, Spalding County, Henry County, Butts County, Jasper County, Putnam County, Troup County, Meriwether County, Pike County, Upson County, Lamar County.

This alert comes from the National Weather Service in Atlanta, Georgia. It was issued at 14:20 PM on February 17, 2021 EST. It expires at 07:00 AM on February 19, 2021 EST.