Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
3:42 am EDT, Fri., Sep. 25, 2009

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHEAST GEORGIA… NORTHWEST GEORGIA AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

* A STRONG UPPER SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE STATE TODAY. WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE AND SOILS STILL SATURATED FROM LAST WEEKEND’S WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT FLOODING… ANY RAIN THAT DEVELOPS WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOODING CONCERNS. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA… WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS.

* SOILS REMAIN SATURATED FROM THE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE REGION LAST WEEKEND. THUS ANY RAIN THAT DEVELOPS WILL LIKELY ALL RUN OFF INTO CREEKS AND STREAMS… LEADING TO RAPID RISES. THIS EVENT IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS WIDESPREAD OR SIGNIFICANT AS LAST WEEKEND… BUT LOCALIZED AREAS ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD… REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!

 

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.