Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of metro Atlanta


Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of metro Atlanta

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Rain may be heavy beginning Friday night and into the daytime on Saturday. Localized rainfall of one to three inches is likely where this occurs, and combined with the rainfall received this past weekend, this may lead to instances of flash flooding.

The National Weather Service forecasts the river won't drop very much before rising to an even higher level next week as warmer temperatures continue to melt the mountain snowpack.

A pair of geese float along the Clark Fork River which may crest 17 feet in some areas by the end of the week
A pair of geese float along the Clark Fork River which may crest 17 feet in some areas by the end of the week

A Flood Warning has been issued for Sweetwater Creek near Austell, affecting Cobb and Douglas counties until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A flood watch also was issued for the Fox River, which the Weather Service reports could affect Racine County. Portions of the paintball field downstream of the bridge begin to flood and athletic fields in Woodrow Wilson Park on Mount Vernon Road begin to flood due to water backing up in ditches. Flood stage is 6.5 feet, which was reached and exceeded on Sunday. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, especially during the evening hours, they said.