Flash Flood Watch in effect until 10 pm


From Staff Reports

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Coweta County and much of North and West-Central Georgia until 10 p.m. this evening.

A stationary front draped across the area will brings periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall through this evening. New
rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible, with locally higher amounts. This area has recently received between 1.5 to 4 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches, since Monday morning. With already saturated soils, quickly accumulating rainfall could easily allow for efficient runoff and an increase in flash flood potential, especially along creeks, streams, low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Fast-responding creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and inundate fields, roads, businesses and other property. Street flooding from persistent heavy rain could quickly lead to problems, especially in urban areas.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. If you encounter running water over roadways, find an alternate route and remember to turn around.

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