Threat of Severe Weather Today, April 4 Across North Georgia

Threat of severe weather today

May 4, 2021–8:05 a.m.


Several rounds of strong to severe storms are possible again today into tonight.

Expect the first round at mid-morning to afternoon, mainly across North Georgia.

The second round (likely stronger) is expected this evening into Wednesday morning.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of North Georgia and portions of Central Georgia through late tonight.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts have already occurred across portions of the watch area.

Heavy rainfall associated with showers and thunderstorms later today could result in an additional 1 to 2 inches and would easily allow for efficient runoff and flash flooding potential given saturated soils.

Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and inundate fields, roads, businesses and other property.

Street flooding could also lead to road closures.