750 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 Expiration:
0815 GMT 24 2019
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Georgia.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...
Persistent rain and flooding will continue to the primary concern
through tonight across extreme north Georgia, basically north of a
Rome to Jasper to Helen line. Additional rain this morning is
expected to lift north by midday, but another round of rain is
expected with a cold front coming through later tonight. A Flood
Watch remains in effect for portions of north Georgia.
This cold front will sweep across the entire area tonight into
Sunday morning. A line of showers and a few thunderstorms will
accompany the front, bringing a period of moderate to heavy rain,
gusty winds and occasional cloud to ground lightning. Some storms
could become strong to severe, especially across northwest and west-
central Georgia, late tonight into early Sunday morning. Isolated
damaging wind gusts and even a brief tornado are possible.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday...
The cold front will continue to move across central Georgia Sunday
morning with showers and a few thunderstorms possible. A storm or
two could become strong to severe with damaging wind gusts or a
brief tornado possible. A brief period of locally heavy rain can be
expected with the cold front.
Behind the front, gusty northwest winds 20 to 30 MPH will occur.
With these winds, some trees will be more prone to falling due to
the saturated grounds from persistent heavy rains.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation is not requested but spotters are encouraged
to submit reports of severe weather through the web by going to
FLOOD WATCH Issue Date:
251 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 Expiration:
1600 GMT 23 2019
...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch has been extended for
* Portions of north central Georgia...northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia...including the following areas...in north
Lumpkin...Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia...Towns and
White. In northwest Georgia...Bartow...Catoosa...Chattooga...
Dade...Floyd...Gordon...Murray...Walker and Whitfield.
* Through Sunday morning
* Soil conditions remain saturated and river levels remain high
across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall will
continue through tonight. Rainfall totals up to 1 inch, with
locally higher amounts possible in any stronger storms. This
amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and
flooding of creeks and rivers.
* Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
road ponding. Take time ahead of the rain to clear leaves and
debris from drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated
soils, downed trees will be likely, even with sub severe
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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