Weather Alert: Flash Flood Watch issued as another round of storms is expected

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m. through 8 a.m. Monday morning as periods of rain and thundershowers are expected to move in again Sunday. Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties are included in the Flash Flood Watch area. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday and continue on an off all day and into the overnight hours until 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

  RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS EXPECTED. WITH ALREADY SATURATED SOILS IN SOME AREAS, RUNOFF FROM THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL LEAD TO A GREATER THREAT OF FLASH 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. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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