Severe weather is expected to continue across the state Tuesday and into Wednesday. Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe thunderstorms across Georgia. Portions of Georgia could see as much as five inches of rain before things start to dry out Thursday. Georgia's Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ken Davis says to watch the forecast and beware flooded roads.
A flash flood watch remains in effect through Friday evening for parts of north Georgia and west central Georgia. Forecaster said before dawn Friday that additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches appears likely through this evening, with locally higher amounts possible. Forecasters have extended a flood warning for metro Atlanta through Saturday morning as rain continues to elevate river and stream levels.
Several parts of northwest Georgia remained under a flood watch. Others were under food warnings as rivers and creeks were spilling over their banks. Soaking rains across the state over the weekend also led to some trees being uprooted, with some power outages resulting.
Forecasters say the Ogeechee River remained above flood level in coastal Georgia, but was expected to begin receding Monday afternoon. The water level was at 13.64 feet early Sunday afternoon. Flood stage is 9 feet.