Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
3:53 am EST, Mon., Nov. 9, 2009

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA… EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHEAST GEORGIA… NORTHWEST GEORGIA AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT… AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IDA MOVE EAST ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN OF 3 TO 5 INCHES… WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS… CAN BE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA BY TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WATCH AREA IS GENERALLY NORTH OF A COLUMBUS TO MACON TO WARRENTON LINE.

* CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RESPOND TO THE RAIN WITH FAIRLY RAPID RISES EXPECTED… ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS THE ATLANTA METRO AREA. MINOR FLOODING OF RIVERS… CREEKS AND STREAMS IS LIKELY. DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS… SOME MODERATE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ANY NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY… BEFORE THE RAIN BEGINS.