Authorities say much of central and south Georgia will once again be under a flash flood watch as more heavy rains are expected. The watch includes the cities of Americus, Dublin, Macon, Milledgeville and Vidalia. It is scheduled to be in effect from noon Tuesday through Tuesday evening.
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.
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.
The National Weather Service said the flood watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. It covers parts of north Georgia and all of central Georgia. Forecasters at the weather service said rainfall amounts of 4 inches can be expected in central Georgia.