Flood watch for North Metro areas through Sunday evening

8:21 AM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
(AP file)
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ATLANTA -- Flood watches have been issued for the northern portion of Georgia, including the northern parts of Metro Atlanta through Sunday evening.

More than two dozen counties are under flood watches, including Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Gwinnett and Barrow -- along with the northern half of Fulton County.

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11Alive Meteorologist Allison Chinchar says rainfall amounts of up to an inch will be possible over eastern portions of the state, primarily east of the Athens area. As you move westward, Chinchar says  2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain is possible over the course of the weekend, with higher amounts possible in some isolated areas. Localized flash flooding is possible, especially if heavy rains move repeatedly over the same areas.

Some flooding of creeks and rivers is possible with the rains.

In addition, forecasters said a flood warning remains in effect for the Coosa River in Floyd County, near Plant Hammond until further notice, where minor flooding is already occurring.

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