Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
2:18 pm EST, Tue., Nov. 10, 2009

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* NORTH GEORGIA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA… ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS TO MACON TO WARRENTON.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST GEORGIA… WITH WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS NORTH AND EAST GEORGIA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TONIGHT… WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA WHERE AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE. BY TOMORROW MORNING RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

* CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RESPOND TO THE RAIN WITH FAIRLY RAPID RISES EXPECTED… ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS THE ATLANTA METRO AREA. MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS LIKELY ON SOME SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CREEKS AND RIVERS… AND MAY EVENTUALLY SPREAD TO THE LARGER RIVER SYSTEMS. WITH AUTUMN IN FULL SWING… THE TREES ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA HAVE BEEN DROPPING THEIR LEAVES. THIS COULD LEAD TO STORM DRAINS BECOMING CLOGGED… RESULTING IN STREET FLOODING.

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 ANY FLOODING BEGINS.