Weather Alert: Flash Flood Watch in effect, again, for the local area

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Wath for portions of central, east-central, north-central, northeast, northwest and west-central Georgia from noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2020, including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties. Stay tuned for possible Flash Flood warnings during that time.

 A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL TO MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SOILS REMAIN SATURATED AND SEVERAL RIVERS, CREEKS AND STREAMS REMAIN NEAR OR IN FLOOD, SO ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL ONLY CREATE RUN OFF AND EXACERBATE ONGOING FLOODING CONDITIONS. * FLASH FLOODING AND MINOR FLOODING OF LARGER CREEKS AND RIVERS IS POSSIBLE. THIS MAY CLOSE SOME ROADS AND COULD FLOOD HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS. ALONG LARGER CREEKS AND RIVERS, FLOODING COULD LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS. 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 ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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