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FGUS72 KFFC 180949
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
449 AM EST Mon Feb 18 2019
...HEAVY RAINFALL WILL INCREASE FLOOD THREAT THIS WEEK INTO NEXT
Forecast rainfall amounts through this week continue to be high,
with the rainfall accumulating over several rounds. Current
total forecast amounts for this period range between 4 to 6
inches across the higher terrain of North and Northwest Georgia,
with isolated higher amounts possible. Amounts of 2 to 4 inches
are forecast across the Atlanta Metro area generally along and
north of I-85 and I-20. Rainfall currently moving through the area
this morning will clear the area later today... Additional rounds
of heavy rain are expected Tuesday through the remainder of week.
With the expected rainfall amounts, flash flooding will be
possible. Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm
drains and ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding
and road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems. Take time ahead of
the rain to clear leaves and debris from these drainage systems.
Flooding of some of the larger creeks or rivers is likely with
the expected storm total rainfall amounts and should be monitored
closely. Quickly accumulating rainfall can produce widespread
minor flooding of smaller, fast-responding creeks, and moderate or
higher flooding may be possible.
Stay alert to changing forecasts. A Flood or Flash Flood Watch is
likely to be issued this week for large portions of north Georgia.
Know what to do if a Warning is issued, particularly if you live
near a creek or river.
For additional hydrologic information, visit our website at
weather.gov/atlanta. CLick on the Rivers and Lakes tab under
current weather to access the latest river state and precipitation