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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 3:22am

Isaac Might Spawn Ga. Flooding, Twisters

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac will bring the threat of flooding and tornadoes to the southwest corner of Georgia.

Officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said parts of south Georgia have seen above average rainfall in the past several weeks, and many creeks and streams are at capacity.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee said 5 to 7 inches of rain is possible in parts of southwest Georgia. A flash flood watch has been issued for several counties through Tuesday morning along with a flood watch for the Ochlockonee River in Georgia and Florida. Forecasters said Isaac could produce up to 5 inches of rainfall over the river basin by Wednesday morning, driving the river to minor flood stage.

In Georgia, the flood watch covers Grady and Thomas counties in the southwest corner of the state.

Forecasters say there's also a possibility of tornadoes in a region of southwest Georgia that includes Albany and areas to the south and west of that city.

The storm has been on a track similar to Hurricane Katrina's path in 2005, which contributed to 16 tornadoes across Georgia.