Flood watch, warning issued as rain continues to drench area
by Fox 5 Atlanta
January 15, 2013 08:30 AM | 1481 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA - If you found yourself saying, "Rain, rain, go away," on Monday, you're out of luck for a few days. More rain is on the way, and a flood watch is in effect for many parts of the FOX 5 viewing area through Wednesday morning.

FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Joanne Feldman says some spots around north Georgia have already have 2 to 3 inches of rain, and more is on the way before things clear up early Wednesday. Feldman says there has been some flooding of creeks and rivers in far northwest Georgia.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of north Georgia. A Flood Warning is also in effect for Chattooga and Gordon counties.

On Tuesday, temperatures in Atlanta will reach the mid-60s as the rain continues. Feldman says the dividing line for the rainfall appears to be Interstate 85, with areas north of the interstate getting the larger amount of rainfall. Areas south of I-85 may see 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain through early Wednesday morning.

More showers are expected by Thursday night, and as temperatures drop, some areas in the North Georgia mountains could see a wintry mix, said Feldman.

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