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Flash Flood Watch until Tuesday morning

June 5, 2017--6:30 a.m.


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 8 a.m. Monday until Tuesday morning.

A storm system over the lower Mississippi Valley will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms to north Georgia Monday and into Tuesday morning.

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of north central Georgia, northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield.

This area has already seen 1 to 3 inches of rain over the past 24 hours, with a few localized areas seeing nearly 5 inches or rain.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with localized higher amounts are possible through Tuesday morning.

This could result in additional flash flooding.

Flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas. In addition, creeks, streams, and rivers may overflow their banks.

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