Fri., May 3, 2013 12:00pm (EDT)

Flood Watch Issued For N. Ga.
By Associated Press
Updated: 12 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
More than two-dozen counties in north Georgia are under a flood watch as storms approach the state. Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain will be possible in the region, with isolated areas receiving even higher amounts. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Mackenzie via Flickr.)
More than two-dozen counties in north Georgia are under a flood watch as storms approach the state. Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain will be possible in the region, with isolated areas receiving even higher amounts. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Mackenzie via Flickr.)
More than two-dozen counties in north Georgia are under a flood watch as storms approach the state.

The National Weather Service issued the food watch for the counties, which includes the northern part of the Atlanta metro area. It also covers the cities of Blairsville, Calhoun, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Dalton, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Rome.

Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain will be possible in the region, with isolated areas receiving even higher amounts. They say that could lead to localized flash flooding if heavy rain moves repeatedly moves over the same areas. Some flooding of creeks and rivers is also possible with the storms.

Meanwhile, the weather service has confirmed that two tornadoes struck Georgia during storms on Sunday.

Forecasters had previously determined that an EF-0 tornado touched down near Moreland in Coweta County, downing trees and damaging a house and a boat during about a minute of destruction.

Meteorologists now say a second tornado from the same storm system touched down northeast of the Henry County town of McDonough on Sunday. Forecasters say that twister, also rated an EF-0, traveled just over a mile and struck the Sleepy Hollow subdivision, where it damaged the siding of five houses and toppled a half-dozen trees.

No serious injuries or deaths were reported in the storms.