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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:20 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Georgia... east
central Georgia... north central Georgia... northeast Georgia...
northwest Georgia and west central Georgia... including the
following areas... in central Georgia... Baldwin... Bibb...
Butts... Crawford... Jasper... Jones... Monroe... Peach and Putnam.
In east central Georgia... Greene... Hancock... Taliaferro...
Warren and Wilkes. In north central Georgia... Barrow...
Cherokee... Clayton... Cobb... Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas...
Fannin... Fayette... Forsyth... Gilmer... Gwinnett... Hall...
Henry... Lumpkin... Morgan... Newton... north Fulton... Pickens...
Rockdale... South Fulton... Union and Walton. In northeast
Georgia... banks... Clarke... Jackson... Madison... Oconee...
Oglethorpe... towns and white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow...
Carroll... Floyd... Gordon... Haralson... Murray... Paulding and
Polk. In west central Georgia... Chattahoochee... Coweta...
Harris... heard... Lamar... Macon... Marion... Meriwether...
Muscogee... Pike... Schley... Spalding... Stewart... Sumter...
Talbot... Taylor... Troup... Upson and Webster.

* From Monday morning through Tuesday evening

* subtropical storm Alberto will progress northward through the
Florida Panhandle and Alabama through Monday evening bringing
abundant moisture along and east of its track. This will allow
for increased rainfall potential across the local area. Although
average rainfall totals across the entire watch will only
average 2 to 3 inches, banded precipitation could lead to some
areas receiving as much as 4 to 5 inches through Tuesday. These
rainfall amounts may lead to flash flooding across the area as
well as some river and small creek flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Special Statement

Statement as of 1:58 AM EDT on May 28, 2018

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018


... Subtropical storm Alberto to impact the area...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently located just south of the
Florida Panhandle and is expected to make landfall on Monday
afternoon. The storm will weaken after landfall as the center of
circulation moves northward through Alabama on Monday and Tuesday.
This system will continue to spread moisture into our area. Bands
of showers and thunderstorms are already impacting the area and
will continue to impact the area through at least Wednesday.

Storm total rainfall is expected to be on the order of 2 to 4
inches across north and central Georgia, with the exception of the
northeastern mountains, which are expected to receive between 4 to
6 inches. Locally higher amounts will be possible. Due to previous
rainfall and already saturated soils, there will be an increased
threat of flash flooding associated with this system.

Potential impacts:

Flooding rain:
the primary hazard associated with subtropical storm Alberto will
be heavy rain and potential flooding associated with multiple rain
bands moving across the area. Additional rainfall amounts on top
of already saturated soils will lead to the possibility of flash
flooding throughout north and central Georgia. Highest flooding
potentials exist in west-central Georgia where the ground is
already highly saturated and also in the northeastern mountains
due to terrain influences coupled with the highest rainfall
amounts expected in this area. Minor flooding is possible along
rivers and tributaries. Moreover, residual moisture feeding into
the area from the Gulf of Mexico as the system moves northward
will keep our area in a wet pattern late in the week.

Wind:
sustained wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph
will be possible across western Georgia from Monday night until
Tuesday night. Strong, gusty winds could also be present in
thunderstorms embedded within rain bands. Already saturated soils
could cause trees to fall at lower wind speeds. Falling trees
could bring down power lines which could lead to power outages in
some locations.

Tornadoes:
there is a chance of isolated, strong thunderstorms embedded
within rain bands as they move across the area. These strong
storms could be capable of producing brief tornadoes on Monday and
Tuesday.


Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:20 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Georgia... east
central Georgia... north central Georgia... northeast Georgia...
northwest Georgia and west central Georgia... including the
following areas... in central Georgia... Baldwin... Bibb...
Butts... Crawford... Jasper... Jones... Monroe... Peach and Putnam.
In east central Georgia... Greene... Hancock... Taliaferro...
Warren and Wilkes. In north central Georgia... Barrow...
Cherokee... Clayton... Cobb... Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas...
Fannin... Fayette... Forsyth... Gilmer... Gwinnett... Hall...
Henry... Lumpkin... Morgan... Newton... north Fulton... Pickens...
Rockdale... South Fulton... Union and Walton. In northeast
Georgia... banks... Clarke... Jackson... Madison... Oconee...
Oglethorpe... towns and white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow...
Carroll... Floyd... Gordon... Haralson... Murray... Paulding and
Polk. In west central Georgia... Chattahoochee... Coweta...
Harris... heard... Lamar... Macon... Marion... Meriwether...
Muscogee... Pike... Schley... Spalding... Stewart... Sumter...
Talbot... Taylor... Troup... Upson and Webster.

* From Monday morning through Tuesday evening

* subtropical storm Alberto will progress northward through the
Florida Panhandle and Alabama through Monday evening bringing
abundant moisture along and east of its track. This will allow
for increased rainfall potential across the local area. Although
average rainfall totals across the entire watch will only
average 2 to 3 inches, banded precipitation could lead to some
areas receiving as much as 4 to 5 inches through Tuesday. These
rainfall amounts may lead to flash flooding across the area as
well as some river and small creek flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




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