Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
305 PM EDT Fri Sep 8 2017

...IRMA COULD BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND ISOLATED FLASH
FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

.RAINFALL EXPECTED...
Storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are possible for
portions of north and central Georgia Monday and Tuesday. Locally
higher amounts can be expected, especially in the northern
mountains and also across the eastern parts of central Georgia
where up to 7 inches of rain are possible. This will increase the
threat of flash flooding as well as river flooding over north and
central Georgia.

.SYNOPSIS...
Hurricane Irma will begin spreading rain into parts of central
Georgia Sunday and Sunday night. As Irma moves into north and
central Georgia as a tropical storm Monday and Tuesday, heavy
rain will spread across north and central Georgia. As Irma
continues to weaken into a tropical depression it will stall
across the southeast producing additional rainfall Wednesday and
Thursday but amounts are uncertain at this time.

.ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS...
Soils remain wet across much of the area. With the expected
rainfall, runoff from the heavy rain could quickly result in both
rural and urban flooding.

.IMPACTS...
Isolated flash flooding will be possible if the spiral bands of heavy
rain repeatedly moves over the same area, or if heavy downpours
result in high rainfall amounts over a short period. Also, storm
drains and ditches may become quickly overwhelmed or clogged with
debris and cause extensive street flooding and road ponding.

Minor flooding of some of the larger creeks or rivers is likely
with the expected storms total rainfall amounts in north and
central Georgia and should be monitored closely.

Stay alert for future Flood or Flash Flood Watches that may be
issued over the next several days. Know what to do if a warning is
issued and you live near a creek or river.

For additional hydrologic information, visit our website at
weather.gov/atlanta. Click on the Rivers and Lakes tab under
current weather to access the latest river stage and
precipitation information.

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