There is a flash flood watch for Athens and much of north and central Georgia, in effect through at least tomorrow morning, as the remnants of Hurricane Sally are soaking the state. Forecasters say Athens could receive up to five inches of rain over the next 24 hours. The heaviest rain is expected to fall along and south of a line from Columbus through Griffin to Athens.
From WSB Radio…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Metro Atlanta until 8AM Friday.
Generally speaking the usual suspect creeks and streams can be expected to rise and some of them may exceed flood stage during Thursday or Friday, but it looks fairly routine. The majority of us will not experience flooding.
Because of some wind gusts and soggy soils a tree can fall and cause some damage or a power outage. But again, not widespread just localized.
If the track of Sally shifts North rain amounts will be higher than currently forecast, if it shifts South of current expectation then rain amounts will be lower than expected.
I am forecasting 1-3 inches ON AVERAGE with isolated totals over 5 inches possible. The lower amounts for the NW suburbs and the heaviest amounts South suburbs.
The more extreme rain amounts looks to be in East and Central Georgia.