ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect across north Georgia through 7 pm Friday. The FOX 5 Storm Team is forecasting an additional 1" or more of rain through Friday evening.
The Flash Flood Watch in effect will be expected to expire at 7 p.m. Friday for the following counties: Fulton, Lamar, Douglas, Troup, Rockdale, Polk, Oglethorpe, Bartow, Pickens, Paulding, Jasper, White, Spalding, Union, Towns, Pike, Putnam, Oconee, Newton, Dawson, Morgan, Meriwether, Madison, Lumpkin, Banks, Butts, Upson, Cherokee, Barrow, Clarke, Carroll, Chattooga, Cobb, Fayette, Forsyth, Floyd, Gilmer, Greene, Haralson, Gwinnett, Heard, Hall, Henry, Clayton, Jackson and Walton.
Given how saturated the ground is and how swollen many creeks and rivers are, it won't take much additional rain to create flooding. Remember, if you're driving in a flood-prone area or come across high water, turn around, don't drown.
As this storm system moves through, we are not concerned about any threat of severe storms or any wintry mix.
Once the storm passes Friday evening, we will have a beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.