Wet weather works into Southwest Georgia
Wed, 14 May 2014 23:05:40 GMT —
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is forecasting that parts of Southwest Georgia are to receive two to three inches of rain by Thursday night.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama and Northern Florida until Thursday at 8 PM.
A cold front is approaching from the west. Rain will continue through the overnight and be heavy at times. A few severe thunderstorms are possible, with damaging wind gusts and/or hail.
FOX 31 made calls to local EMA offices to see if anyone is making preparations or closely monitoring already known problem areas.
Chief Howell with the Lee County Fire Department says that this rain is expected to be a nuisance and will affect residents that typically see rain problems.
All of the locals officials we talked to say they are monitoring the weather and problem areas and will be out if needed.
In the event that we do see flash flooding and you're caught out in the rain, Dougherty County Assistant Chief Burns says that there is something you should remember if you come across water on the road; "don't go through it because what happens is, you don't know how deep that water is and that's just going to cause you a bad situation. If you approach a road that has water over it, turn around and take another route."