Cobb County could continue to see rain through most of Thursday, but today’s showers and the short-term forecast have led weather experts to issue a flood watch for north Georgia through the first part of Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that will be in effect until Wednesday morning. Meteorologists say the widespread showers with periods of heavy rain are expected to occur during the watch. Rains have already made the area’s soil wet, which will help in producing runoff as the wet weather continues.
The weather service says minor flooding in smaller creeks, streams and low-lying flood-prone areas are possible.
Officials say a flood watch means there is the potential for flood based on the current forecasts. Residents should monitor forecasts, while those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Forecasts for Cobb County call for more showers today, with an 80-percent chance of rain on Tuesday. The chance for precipitation will diminish to 50 percent on Wednesday and 30 percent that night, but will head back up to 60 percent on Thursday.
Better weather could herald the start of the weekend, though, as Friday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies.