With heavy rain over the next few days, northern Georgia and the Atlanta metro area could see flooding, according to local forecasters. The threat is serious enough for officials to call for a flood watch, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Widespread rainfall totals of 3 to 4 inches, with isolated 5-inch amounts, can be anticipated over most of north and central Georgia, beginning [Wednesday] afternoon through early Sunday,” said the Weather Service in its advisory. “This heavy rainfall will likely cause some rivers, streams and creeks to rise to levels that result in minor flooding.”
The rain started early Wednesday morning in the Atlanta metro region, and the weather could get worse by Friday and Saturday.
“All facets of severe weather are possible, including tornadoes,” said the Weather Service. There is also a wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for the north Georgia mountains.