mostlycloudy
Friday May 27th, 2016 2:53AM

Forecasters warn of heavy rains, possible flooding

By Ken Stanford Reporter
ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of the possibility of heavy rains and flooding overnight tonight and into Monday night in much of the state, including north Georgia.

The area covered by a flood watch that was issued earlier today has been expanded to include most of north, middle and western Georgia. It is effective from 8:00 tonight until late Monday night.

Meteorologists say rainfall is expected to grow heavier overnight and that up to four inches are possible in some places. They are predicting 4.19 inches in Americus; 3.64 in Columbus; 3.55 in Carrollton; 2.56 in Atlanta; 2.32 in Dahlonega; 2.22 in Blairsville; 2.13 in Gainesville; and 1.39 inches in Athens.

Forecasters warn runoff could cause significant water level rises in creeks and rivers, especially in flood prone areas in north Georgia.

Click on the link below for more information.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Hall Commissioners concerned smaller houses could lead to bigger issues
Hall County Commissioners have asked county staff members to help them get ready for the potential arrival of a “reality-TV reality” in Hall County.
9:41PM ( 5 hours ago )
Authorities release more details in Dawsonville Highway crash that injured six
Six people were transported to the hospital — one by air ambulance — following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:08PM ( 6 hours ago )
GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights
Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions surrounding a social issue that is dividing the Republican Party and the nation in this election year.
5:32PM ( 9 hours ago )
Administration lays out draft rule for school accountability
Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most
4:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
Two arrested in separate Gainesville child porn investigations
Two Gainesville men were arrested in separate investigations for child pornography Wednesday.
4:08PM ( 10 hours ago )