Weather Alerts for Atlanta Metro

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Baldwin - Banks - Barrow - Bartow - Butts - Carroll - Catoosa - Chattahoochee - Chattooga - Cherokee - Clarke - Clayton - Cobb - Coweta - Dade - Dawson - DeKalb - Douglas - Fannin - Fayette - Floyd - Forsyth - Gilmer - Glascock - Gordon - Greene - Gwinnett - Hall - Hancock - Haralson - Harris - Heard - Henry - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Jones - Lamar - Lumpkin - Madison - Meriwether - Monroe - Morgan - Murray - Muscogee - Newton - North Fulton - Oconee - Oglethorpe - Paulding - Pickens - Pike - Polk - Putnam - Rockdale - South Fulton - Spalding - Talbot - Taliaferro - Towns - Troup - Union - Upson - Walker - Walton - Warren - Washington - White - Whitfield - Wilkes
Effective: Tue, 5/4 3:50pm Updated: Tue, 5/4 9:43pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 5/5 2:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

The Flash Flood Watch continues 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, Butts, Jasper, Jones, Monroe and Putnam. In east central
Georgia, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jefferson, Taliaferro, Warren,
Washington 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, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson,
Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker and Whitfield. In west central
Georgia, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether,
Muscogee, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Troup and Upson.
* Until 2 AM EDT Wednesday.
* Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts have
already occurred across portions of the watch area. Heavy rainfall
associated with showers and thunderstorms later today could result
in an additional 1 to 2 inches and would easily allow for
efficient runoff and flash flooding potential given saturated
* Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and inundate
fields, roads, businesses and other property. Street flooding
could also lead to road closures.

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.