The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flood Warning for the Armuchee Creek near Armuchee. * From this afternoon to late tonight. * At 12:45 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 18.8 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 19 feet. * Minor flooding is expected to develop. * Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 19.7 feet by early evening. It is expected to fall below flood stage late this evening. * Impact...Between 16 and 19 feet, Bankfull conditions occur along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage on Old Dalton Road. * Impact...At 19 feet, Flood stage is reached. Minor flooding of woodlands, fields and pastures begins along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage on Old Dalton Road.
More than four inches of rain fell at the airport in Armuchee between Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening thanks the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. Runoff will continue for several days, which is why you’re seeing the Oostanaula River and other water ways swell so quickly.
Several roads were blocked because of high water in Gordon County late Tuesday; we’re watching for updates.We’re seeing around 50 customers in Floyd, Polk and Bartow without electrical service this morning following a peak of close to 350.
Storm chances diminish Wednesday but ongoing flood issues may be occurring due to today`s heavy rain. The next chance for scattered thunderstorms return to parts of the area by the end of this weekend.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.