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Flash Flood Watch goes into effect Thursday evening

January 2, 2019--2:55 p.m.


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of Northwest Georgia.

It is in effect from Thursday evening until Friday evening.

The watch area includes Floyd, Gordon, Bartow, Polk, and Chattooga Counties.

Low pressure is expected to move across the southeast states on Friday.

This weather system will bring another round of widespread, potentially heavy, rainfall to the region.

Rainfall totals of 1" to 3" with locally higher amounts are possible.

Any rainfall received before Friday will only serve to further saturate the soil.

Soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain high across the area.

Even a relatively small amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and flooding of creeks and rivers.

Even after the rain ends, high water could persist for several days after.