Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
3:53 am EDT, Mon., May. 3, 2010

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR MUCH OF NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AND NORTH… GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM HAMILTON TO FORSYTH AND WASHINGTON.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE STILL EXPECTED… WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN 4 AND 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY CAUSE MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING ON SOME CREEKS AND RIVERS… WITH FLASH FLOODING ON SMALLER CREEKS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AND URBAN AREAS OF NORTH GEORGIA ALSO POSSIBLE. AREAS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN OVERNIGHT WITH RAIN STILL FALLING. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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 IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.