The latest alert is set to begin Friday. More heavy rain is expected Sunday.
Thursday, February 21
Tired of the rain? Well, get used to more. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood watch to begin Friday afternoon (February 22) and continuing into Saturday. The bulletin reads in part: PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR EARLY FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA AND ALL OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA TO AROUND 4 INCHES OVER CENTRAL GEORGIA. THE WATCH TIME PERIOD IS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND. A SECOND ROUND OF POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY ADD ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE WATCH AREA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS MAY REQUIRE AN EXTENSION OR ANOTHER WATCH ISSUANCE. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL …
The National Weather Service says the constant rain could cause flooding to areas with small streams, rivers and low lying areas in north Georgia by Wednesday morning, but on Thursday, that rain may turn to snow with the arrival of a deep cold air mass.
Updated, 3:50 p.m. In addition to the possible flooding in the area (see below), Norcross and Gwinnett County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. Norcross Police also sent out a winter weather statement through Nixle. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, residents could see some light accumulations of snow …