With so much rain, a flood watch has been issued for most of Georgia from Wednesday afternoon through 7 a.m. Friday.
There is a 70 percent chance of rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a 20 percent chance Saturday and a 30 percent chance Sunday.
Burns said temperatures will be very warm for this time of year, perhaps even record-breaking.
The high Thursday will be 73, followed by 74 on Christmas Day and Saturday, and 73 on Sunday. Lows will be in the mid to low 60s.