Weekend Weather: Flooding and Severe Storm Risks Across Georgia

March 8, 2024
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Weekend Weather: Flooding and Severe Storm Risks Across Georgia

๐Ÿšจ The Gist: North and Central Georgia face significant weather threats today and into the weekend, with a moderate to slight risk of flash flooding and severe thunderstorms on the horizon.

๐ŸŒง The Details: The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for numerous counties in North and Central Georgia. A moderate risk for flash flooding targets west Georgia, while a slight risk extends over the broader region. Expected rainfall ranging from 2 to 4 inches could escalate to 5 to 7 inches which is, particularly worrisome given the already saturated soils.

A Flood Watch is in effect from this evening through Saturday night, signaling potential exacerbation of current minor watercourse flooding and possibly more severe incidents.

โ›ˆ By The Numbers:

  • Flash flooding risks: Moderate (3 out of 4) in west Georgia, Slight elsewhere.
  • Rainfall expectations: 2-4 inches generally, with potential peaks of 5-7 inches.
  • Flood Watch timeline: From Friday evening through Saturday night.

๐Ÿ” The Big Picture: The confluence of saturated grounds and anticipated heavy rainfall creates a precarious scenario for these Georgia regions. The community is still grappling with ongoing minor waterway flooding, which the impending downpours could aggravate further.

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