Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
11:31 am EDT, Sun., May. 2, 2010

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT FOR MUCH OF NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

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

* FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT

* A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT STRETCHING FROM THE OHIO VALLEY INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL MOVE INTO NORTHWEST GEORGIA TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE SOUTH AND EAST INTO CENTRAL GEORGIA DURING THE DAY MONDAY. A STRONG… MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT AS WELL AS STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT WILL LIKELY CAUSE STORMS TO PASS OVER THE SAME AREAS MULTIPLE TIMES… RESULTING IN HEAVY RAIN OVER MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED… WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ON SOME CREEKS AND RIVERS… WITH FLASH FLOODING ON SMALLER CREEKS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AND URBAN AREAS OF NORTH GEORGIA ALSO POSSIBLE.

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.