The flood watch has been expanded and extended. It has been expanded east to include more counties. The watch was originally in effect for Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Floyd, Bartow and Gordon Counties. The new counties added today are Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Haralson, Lumpkin, Paulding, Pickens, Towns, Union and White counties. The watch has also been extended until Saturday morning.
We had significant amounts of rain yesterday. The rain will be light this afternoon. Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms are likely tonight. This will add more runoff into already swollen creeks and streams.
The wedge will be tough to break on Wednesday and temperatures will be slow to warm. Look for cool temperatures during the day as temps will be reach the low 50s. We may actually warm up during the evening, as a southerly flow takes over the shallow layer of cold air at the surface.
We warm into the mid to upper 60s Thursday. We hold on to a 70% chance for showers and possible thundershowers for the end of the week. The rain chance continues for the weekend, but it goes down to 50%. We hope to see more breaks in between showers for Saturday and Sunday.
We expect to have a dry day on Monday. Then showers return again on Tuesday.
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