Forecasters: Expect 'Steady Wave Of Rain' Across Georgia
The National Weather Service Atlanta office says Georgians should expect a steady wave of rain across the state heading into this week.
"We'll be stuck in a pattern this week similar to the previous week," said Meteorologist-in-Charge Keith Stellman. "We'll see several waves Monday and Tuesday, and heavier ones Wednesday and Thursday."
Here's the updated rain totals for this week - while heaviest amounts shifted from north to central GA, other changes are likely and any part of the area could have flooding issues. There also is a chance of some severe storms Thurs in the SE (see SPC Day5 Outlook) #gawx pic.twitter.com/zkrFFyiVIE— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) March 1, 2020
As of Monday, Lake Lanier is 4 feet above full pool, and has seen water levels in the past weeks the highest they've been since the 1960s.
Southwest and Middle Georgia including Macon and Eatonton could see up to 6 inches of rain, according to NWS, and northern parts of the state including the metro Atlanta area can expect 3 to 4 inches of rain.
Stellman said the concern this week is less about flash flooding, and more in a steady rise in river levels.
February 2020 was the second wettest month on record for Georgia.