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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1106 AM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

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1106 AM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight...

A cold front is expected to move into the state late tonight
through Monday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected across far
northern GA beginning late today through tonight with the front.
As a result..some localized flooding of creeks and streams is
possible especially in the higher elevations of North and
Northwest Georgia.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday...

Confidence is increasing that multiple rounds of rain can be
expected across much of the area through Friday, with 2 to as much
as 8 inches possible by the end of the week. The highest rainfall
amounts at this time are expected across northwest Georgia. An
increased threat for river and stream flooding is likely through
the week as rain falls over saturated grounds. Localized flash
flooding will also be possible, especially over the complex
terrain of north Georgia.

Plenty of uncertainty exists with respect to where the axis of
heaviest rain sets up, so stay tuned to the latest forecasts and
updates each day.

In addition, there is a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday
through Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.

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Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1122 AM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

...HEAVY RAINFALL WILL INCREASE FLOOD THREAT THIS WEEK INTO NEXT
WEEKEND...

.RAINFALL EXPECTED...
Forecast rainfall amounts through this week continue to be high,
with the rainfall accumulating over several rounds. Current
total forecast amounts for this period range between 5 to 7
inches across the higher terrain of North and Northwest Georgia,
with isolated higher amounts. Amounts of 2 to 5 inches are
forecast across the Atlanta Metro area generally along and north
of I-85 and I-20. The first round will begin this afternoon
and tonight in North Georgia with a break during the day
Monday...followed by additional rounds of heavy rain Tuesday
through the remainder of week.

.IMPACTS...
With the expected rainfall amounts, flash flooding will be
possible. Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm
drains and ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding
and road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems. Take time ahead of
the rain to clear leaves and debris from these drainage systems.

Flooding of some of the larger creeks or rivers is likely with
the expected storm total rainfall amounts and should be monitored
closely. Quickly accumulating rainfall can produce widespread
minor flooding of smaller, fast-responding creeks, and moderate or
higher flooding may be possible.

.ACTIONS...
Stay alert to changing forecasts. A Flood or Flash Flood Watch is
likely to be issued this week for large portions of north Georgia.
Know what to do if a Warning is issued, particularly if 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 state and precipitation
information.

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Stellman



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