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Flash Flood Watch

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Tue 05/04/2021 03:50 PM EDT

End Time

Wed 05/05/2021 02:00 AM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Locations Affected

Atlanta, GA ∙ Columbus, GA ∙ Athens, GA ∙ Sandy Springs, GA ∙ Roswell, GA ∙ Johns Creek, GA ∙ Alpharetta, GA ∙ Marietta, GA ∙ Smyrna, GA ∙ North High Shoals, GA

Full Alert Message

Flood Watch National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 350 PM EDT Tue May 4 2021 GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078-079-089- 090-050600- /O.CON.KFFC.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-210505T0600Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns- Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee- Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton- Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-Haralson-Carroll- Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Morgan-Greene- Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper- Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones- Baldwin-Washington-Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot-Muscogee- Chattahoochee- Including the cities of , Griffin, Conyers, Cartersville, Gainesville, Calhoun, Covington, Columbus, Newnan, Marietta, Carrollton, Atlanta, Decatur, Peachtree City, Athens, Rome, Lawrenceville, Dahlonega, East Point, Douglasville, Cleveland, and Milledgeville 350 PM EDT Tue May 4 2021 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central Georgia, east central Georgia, north central Georgia, northeast Georgia, northwest Georgia and west central Georgia, including the following areas, in central Georgia, Baldwin, Butts, Jasper, Jones, Monroe and Putnam. In east central Georgia, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jefferson, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes. In north central Georgia, Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Lumpkin, Morgan, Newton, North Fulton, Pickens, Rockdale, South Fulton, Union and Walton. In northeast Georgia, Banks, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Towns and White. In northwest Georgia, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker and Whitfield. In west central Georgia, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Troup and Upson. * Until 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 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. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. &&