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Flash Flood Watch

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Wed 09/16/2020 02:00 PM EDT

End Time

Fri 09/18/2020 08:00 AM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Full Alert Message

Flood Watch National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 1108 AM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 GAZ004>009-012>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>085- 089>097-102>107-162315- /O.CON.KFFC.FF.A.0011.200916T1800Z-200918T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-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-Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs- Wilkinson-Johnson-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-Macon-Peach- Houston-Bleckley-Laurens-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski- Including the cities of , Griffin, Lumpkin, Cordele, Conyers, Cartersville, Gainesville, Calhoun, Covington, Americus, Columbus, Newnan, Marietta, Carrollton, Atlanta, Decatur, Peachtree City, Dublin, Athens, Rome, Macon, Warner Robins, Lawrenceville, Dahlonega, East Point, Douglasville, Cleveland, and Milledgeville 1108 AM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... 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, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson. In east central Georgia, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, 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, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk and Whitfield. In west central Georgia, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster. * Through Friday morning * Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the outer rainbands of Hurricane Sally as it tracks inland today, then weakens and tracks over Georgia Thursday into early Friday. At this time, rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. The highest amounts are centered along a line from Columbus, to Griffin, to Athens, where rainfall amounts could total 5 to 7 inches. As Sally moves inland today, changes in location, timing and amounts are still possible. * Soils are expected to become quickly saturated and runoff from heavy rain will lead to a threat of flash flooding. Some of the rivers, small creeks, and streams could also respond with flooding that may linger beyond the watch period. 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. &&