Southwest Georgia rain event could be eventful

A slow moving trough and cold front progressing across Southwest Georgia could bring heavy rain and possible flooding issues to the area.

The atmosphere over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico has deep layer moisture. This moisture and subsequent showers and thunderstorms are expected to move slowly across the area Wednesday night and Thursday.

While there is a chance that a few of these storms could be severe the main concern with this event is flash flooding.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the area until 8pm Thursday evening.

Tonight between 1 and 2 inches of rain is possible with widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches through Thursday. Some locations could see as much as 5-8 inches of rain.

Some low lying areas have not completely recovered from the heavy rain a few weeks ago. These areas and the isolated areas that get excessive rain will be most vulnerable to flash flooding.

If flash flood warnings are issued be prepared to take necessary action to stay safe.