Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
11:03 am EST, Sun., Jan. 24, 2010

… FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING

* A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN AS IT MOVES EASTWARD THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ABUNDANT GULF MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTH IN ADVANCE OF THIS STORM SYSTEM… PROVIDING THE FUEL FOR PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES… WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE… ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA BEGINNING THIS MORNING… SPREADING SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

REMEMBER… A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT RAINFALL FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS TODAY. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.