Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
4:52 am EDT, Sat., Mar. 28, 2009

… FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT AREA REMAINS GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS THROUGH MACON TO AUGUSTA.

* FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH THIS MORNING… RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS HAVE FALLEN OVER THE WATCH AREA. THE GROUND IS SATURATED WITH CREEKS AND RIVERS NOW ON A STEADY RISE.

* ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL MOVE NORTHEAST INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY BY LATE TODAY. A TRAILING COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL HELP PRODUCE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE STATE ON TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN BE ANTICIPATED OVER MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA TODAY AND TONIGHT. RUNOFF FROM THESE STORMS IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE SOME CREEKS AND RIVERS IN THE WATCH AREA TO GO INTO MINOR FLOOD.

REMEMBER… A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING ESPECIALLY ALONG LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA… CHECK YOUR PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS… ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE INTERESTS ALONG AREA RIVERS. KEEP INFORMED… AND BE READY FOR ACTION IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.