The National Weather Service has placed Bartow County and much of north central Georgia under a flood watch through late tonight. Rainfall amounts could reach 4 inches with isolated higher amounts possible. The slow-moving system will be aided by strong southerly winds, which are pushing moisture into the state.
Isolated flash flooding is possible in areas where heavy rain repeatedly moves in, and the effects of fallen leaves in storm drains and ditches could cause extensive street flooding and ponding on roadways. Minor flooding of some of the larger creeks or rivers is more likely with the expected rainfall amounts.
The primary hazards associated with this front will be heavy rains with minor flooding. In addition, winds should continue to remain strong with higher gusts at times.
Rains and wind Sunday had not downed trees or power lines, according to the county and city fire departments, but the continued effects could increase that possibility.
The forecast calls for a high near 57 today with a 100 percent chance of rain, dropping to a 20 percent chance after 1 a.m. Winds will be from the south today and overnight between 5 and 15 mph with gusts of 20 mph possible. Tuesday's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain and snow showers with a high of 41.