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Flash Flood Watch extended

May 30, 2018--5:48 a.m.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for much of North Georgia including Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga and Bartow Counties.

Abundant moisture will remain across the area today with periods of showers and thunderstorms over the watch area.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts.

Some of these amounts could fall in a short period of time.

Creek and river levels are already above average and will not take much additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.

Several creeks and rivers could rise out of their banks closing roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms.

High water may not recede until well after the rain has ended.