Weather Alerts for Canton,Cherokee Co

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
CANTON,CHEROKEE CO

Areas Affected:
Baldwin - Banks - Barrow - Bartow - Bibb - Bleckley - Butts - Carroll - Catoosa - Chattahoochee - Chattooga - Cherokee - Clarke - Clayton - Cobb - Coweta - Crawford - Crisp - Dade - Dawson - De Kalb - Dodge - Dooly - Douglas - Fannin - Fayette - Floyd - Forsyth - Gilmer - Glascock - Gordon - Greene - Gwinnett - Hall - Hancock - Haralson - Harris - Heard - Henry - Houston - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Johnson - Jones - Lamar - Laurens - Lumpkin - Macon - Madison - Marion - Meriwether - Monroe - Morgan - Murray - Muscogee - Newton - North Fulton - Oconee - Oglethorpe - Paulding - Peach - Pickens - Pike - Polk - Pulaski - Putnam - Rockdale - Schley - South Fulton - Spalding - Stewart - Sumter - Talbot - Taliaferro - Taylor - Towns - Troup - Twiggs - Union - Upson - Walker - Walton - Warren - Washington - Webster - White - Whitfield - Wilcox - Wilkes - Wilkinson
Effective: Wed, 11/14 4:00am Updated: Tue, 11/13 3:03pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 11/15 7:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Georgia...east
central Georgia...north central Georgia...northeast Georgia...
northwest Georgia and west central Georgia...including the
following areas...in central Georgia...Baldwin...Bibb...
Bleckley...Butts...Crawford...Crisp...Dodge...Dooly...
Houston...Jasper...Jones...Laurens...Monroe...Peach...
Pulaski...Putnam...Twiggs...Wilcox and Wilkinson. In east
central Georgia...Glascock...Greene...Hancock...Jefferson...
Johnson...Taliaferro...Warren...Washington and Wilkes. In
north central Georgia...Barrow...Cherokee...Clayton...Cobb...
Dawson...DeKalb...Douglas...Fannin...Fayette...Forsyth...
Gilmer...Gwinnett...Hall...Henry...Lumpkin...Morgan...Newton...
North Fulton...Pickens...Rockdale...South Fulton...Union and
Walton. In northeast Georgia...Banks...Clarke...Jackson...
Madison...Oconee...Oglethorpe...Towns and White. In northwest
Georgia...Bartow...Carroll...Catoosa...Chattooga...Dade...
Floyd...Gordon...Haralson...Murray...Paulding...Polk...Walker
and Whitfield. In west central Georgia...Chattahoochee...
Coweta...Harris...Heard...Lamar...Macon...Marion...
Meriwether...Muscogee...Pike...Schley...Spalding...Stewart...
Sumter...Talbot...Taylor...Troup...Upson and Webster.
* From late tonight through Thursday morning
* A strong upper level low pressure system in combination with
deep tropical moisture and saturated soils will set up the
potential for flooding and flash flooding across a large portion
of North and Central Georgia on Wednesday through Thursday
morning. Rainfall will increase in intensity through the day
Wednesday across the watch area with an additional 2 to 3 inches
of rain likely with isolated higher amounts possible. The
heaviest rainfall is anticipated in the afternoon through the
early evening hours.
* Due to the heavy rainfall the past several days, many creeks and
streams are already near or above bankfull. Creeks and rivers
could rise out of their banks, closing roads and impacting
homes, businesses and farms. High water may not recede until
well after the rain has ended.

Information:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.