Flash flood warning in effect through Tuesday


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A flash flood warning was issued at 11:24 a.m. today fo the following counties Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee and Polk and the citiesof f , Dahlonega, Calhoun, Rome, Cleveland, and Cartersville. The warning will remain in effect through Tuesday evening.

A cold front will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across portions of north Georgia late tonight through Tuesday. New rainfall amounts of 1 to 2.5 inches are possible. This area has recently received between 1.5 and 2.0 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts of 3.0 to 6.0 inches. With already saturated soils, quickly accumulating rainfall will easily allow for efficient runoff and increase flash flooding potential.

Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and inundate fields, roads, businesses and other property. Street flooding could also lead to road closures.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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