Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA

Tue, Mar 8, 2011

… FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OCCASIONAL HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO NORTHWEST GEORGIA EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING IN ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL SYSTEM. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL THEN SPREAD ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTH GEORGIA DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE 2 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA … WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* THE SOIL ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA IS STILL WET FROM RECENT RAINFALL. THE ADDITIONAL EXPECTED RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE RUNOFF INTO STREAMS… CREEKS AND RIVERS. A FEW CREEKS AND RIVERS … ESPECIALLY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA… REMAIN NEAR BANKFULL AFTER BEING IN MINOR FLOOD EARLIER THIS WEEK. MANY OF THESE SAME CREEKS AND RIVERS… AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL ONES… WILL LIKELY REACH OR EXCEED FLOOD STAGE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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