There is a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across the area Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front enters the region. Possible hazards include flash flooding, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. We could see up to 1.5 inches of new rainfall through Monday. We will have continuing updates all weekend.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Scattered showers will be likely across the area Sunday morning followed by a line of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening. This line of showers and thunderstorms will have the potential to bring damaging wind gusts, isolated to scattered tornadoes, and periods of heavy rain to the area.
Given the recent above average rainfall in the area, the chances of downed trees and power lines are more likely and the possibility of seeing some creeks/rivers rise to bank-full or flood levels is increased. Please keep an eye on the weather and watch for high water to continue or return in the low lying areas.
Here is a current report on road conditions in Floyd County (as of 4 p.m. Saturday):
Still closed: Old River Road and Thomas Bluff Road
Now open: Collier Road
Coosa River at Plant Hammond. 575.2 feet and falling. Flood stage: 570 feet.
Coosa River at Lock and Dam Park. 26.8 feet and falling. Flood stage: 24 feet.
Armuchee Creek has fallen below flood stage and no longer under flood warning.
For additional flood reports and latest updates: Flood watch
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind.
Sunday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 62. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday Night: Showers likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.