Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash Flood Watch in effect Monday through 8 a.m. Tuesday for North and Central Georgia

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash Flood Watch in effect Monday through 8 a.m. Tuesday for North and Central Georgia

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for North and Central Georgia.

* From Monday morning through Tuesday morning

* Heavy rains from Irma will spread over north and central Georgia beginning Monday morning and continuing through Monday night.
Rainfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts, especially in the higher terrain of the mountains. These rainfall amounts will likely lead to flash flooding.

From National Weather Service Hydrologic Outlook: Rainfall of 3 to 7 inches associated with Irma will likely produce flash flooding and some river flooding across north and central Georgia. The onset of heavy rain is expected to begin Monday morning across central Georgia and spread into north Georgia during the day Monday. The heaviest rain will be along the spiral bands, however too early at this time to say where exactly those will set up.

3:30 p.m. Saturday long-term forecast discussion: The long term will be heavily weighted by the track of Irma. Latest track brings Irma into the southwestern part of the CWA by Monday evening as a Cat 1 storm, then passing west of Atlanta and into northeast Alabama by Tuesday morning weakening into a Tropical Storm as it passes by Atlanta. This will spread tropical storm force winds across central and parts of north Georgia Monday and Monday night, generally south of I-20. Winds will diminish Tuesday as Irma weakens into a tropical depression. As Irma continues to weaken, the upper trough will deepen and finally lift Irma and its moisture eastward, but not at any fast pace. This will keep pops going for mainly north Georgia for the rest of the long term.

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