Look forward to bringing in 2019 wet.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 7 PM Thursday to 7 AM Saturday morning for all of North Georgia stretching down past Macon. Meteorologists are predicting 2 to 4” rain for North Georgia and 1 to 2” of rain for Central Georgia.
The period of heaviest rain is expected on Thursday and Friday, with even more possible Saturday through Tuesday. This will likely increase the flood threat across the area since the soil will still be wet from recent rains.
The NWS also issued a wind advisory for the same regions, especially North Georgia, from 7 AM Thursday to 1 AM Friday. Winds could reach speeds of up to 40 MPH. When mixed with the wet ground, the winds could lead to downed trees and subsequent power outages.
We all know how bad traffic can get in Georgia on the regular, but when it rains… it is another type of beast. So, it should go without saying, be cautious when driving these next few days. Especially if your regular routes take you by creeks or rivers.
Several rounds of rainfall will begin on Thursday and continue through the early parts of next week. 2-4″ of rain can be expected across north Georgia with the first round of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 7 PM Thursday to 7 AM Saturday. #gawx pic.twitter.com/QiNKUG0SeW
— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) December 26, 2018