Weather: Flash Flood Watch in effect for Coweta


Above – Radar at 7:30 a.m. from AccuWeather

9 a.m. UPDATE … The National Weather Service has canceled the Tornado Watch for Coweta.

From Staff Reports

Most of metro Atlanta including Coweta County is under a Flash Flood Watch as well as a Tornado Watch as Tropical Depression Fred rambles through the area.

Rainfall associated with Fred will continue through much of the day where some areas have already received anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain thus resulting in the Flash Flood Watch. Fred should be out of the area later this evening but the Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 1 p.m. today for Coweta and neighboring counties Meriwether, Fayette, Fulton and Spalding. There is a potential for brief spin-off tornadoes due to the rotation of Fred. Earlier this morning, a tornado touched down in north Meriwether County just east of Lone Oak. Multiple trees were downed but no injuries have been reported.

Here’s the 24-hourforecast from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City:

TUESDAY – Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. High near 78. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

TUESDAY NIGHT – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

WEDNESDAY – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

For more weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

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