Rain from Sally becomes widespread and heavier overnight

Most extreme rain totals expected to stay South of Atlanta

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.

RAIN PATTERN EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

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RAINFALL PATTERN BEFORE 2PM THURSDAY:

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ESTIMATED RAINFALL NEXT 36 HOURS:

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS NWS ATLANTA:

WIND PATTERN THURSDAY 2PM:

So FOR MOST OF ATLANTA a good rain and some gusty breezes but no severe thunderstorms, no tornadoes, no widespread damage, no widespread flooding, no extreme flooding. Not the end of the world. Beautiful taste of autumn for the weekend into early next week.

For daily weather updates and tidbits Follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Kirk Mellish

Meteorologist

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