UPDATE: Weather Alert: Flash Flood extended through Sunday evening

UPDATED July 5

Issued by The National Weather Service Atlanta, GA

Sun, Jul 5, 2:05 am EDT

  • … FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
  • THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
  • * AREAS IN NORTH GEORGIA GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM FRANKLIN TO COVINGTON TO WASHINGTON.
  • * THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING
  • * PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  • * SATURATED SOILS FROM RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS ALONG WITH THE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EXPECTED MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND ESPECIALLY AROUND CREEKS… SMALL STREAMS… LOW LYING AND URBAN AREAS.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
  • A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!
  • YOU SHOULD MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

UPDATED at 10:45 a.m. July 3

The significant weather advisory has been extended until 10:45 a.m. and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the local area, including Walton, Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett, until Sunday morning.

  • … FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A
  • * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTH AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA.
  • * THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING
  • * PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL. ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  • * SATURATED SOILS FROM RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS ALONG WITH THE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EXPECTED MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND ESPECIALLY AROUND CREEKS… SMALL STREAMS… LOW LYING AND URBAN AREAS.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
  • A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!
  • YOU SHOULD MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
  • … PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO IMPACT NORTH GEORGIA THROUGH SUNDAY…
  • .A PERSISTENT WET PATTERN OVER THE SOUTHEAST REGION WHICH WILL SET THE STAGE FOR MULTIPLE WAVES OF HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS NORTH AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL ELEVATE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING… ALONG AND NORTH OF I-20… AND ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTH GEORGIA.

ORIGINAL ALERT

The storms today kicked off early. A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for the local area until 10:15 a.m. The area includes Walton, Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett.

  • … SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DE KALB… HENRY… NEWTON… CLAYTON… GWINNETT… ROCKDALE… FAYETTE AND WALTON COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 AM EDT…
  • AT 949 AM EDT… A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM GRAYSON TO NEAR FAYETTEVILLE… AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
  • HAZARD… WINDS UP TO 40 MPH… FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN.
  • IMPACT… PEOPLE OUTDOORS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT… UNSECURED OBJECTS. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES SHOULD NOT BE USED UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS ALSO LIKELY. MOTORISTS SHOULD REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.
  • SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE MCDONOUGH… FAYETTEVILLE… CONYERS… MONROE… COVINGTON… JONESBORO… STOCKBRIDGE… FOREST PARK… SNELLVILLE… RIVERDALE… LOGANVILLE… HAMPTON… MORROW… LOVEJOY… LOCUST GROVE… SOCIAL CIRCLE… GRAYSON… LAKE CITY… OXFORD AND LITHONIA.
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