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Flash Flood Watch in effect

September 20, 2021–7:27 a.m.


A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for portions of Northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk Counties.

Multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today.

Rainfall totals within the watch of one to two inches are possible with locally higher amounts up to three inches also possible, especially across northwest Georgia and extending into portions of metro Atlanta.

This rain will fall onto the already wet ground, resulting in the potential for flash flooding and quick rises on rivers and creeks.

With any changes in the forecast, updates to expand the watch area eastward or further in time cannot be ruled out.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.