Flood watch on; strong storms possible


Today: Afternoon showers. High: 66 

Tonight: Rain, thundershowers likely. Low: 61

Tomorrow: Afternoon thunderstorms likely. High: 71

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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With up to 4 inches of rain expected this weekend, the threat of flooding exists in metro Atlanta.

A flood watch is in effect through Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

People living in flood-prone areas “should be prepared to take action” if flooding happens, according to the agency.

Also, drivers should be wary.

“Remember, if you encounter a flooded roadway,” Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said in a tweet, “turn around. It's nearly impossible to tell accurate depth or if the road has washed away.”

However, Saturday may not be a total washout.

“It’s not going to rain the entire time this weekend,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

“You’ll be able to squeeze in a lot of outdoor plans this afternoon.”

However, showers likely will increase in intensity after 6 p.m. Saturday and into Sunday.

Monahan said there’s a “small risk” of tornado warnings, and there is an isolated chance of some strong storms. He compared the expected conditions to Wednesday, when two tornadoes were seen in North Georgia.

Temps are expected to be warm. Saturday’s high should be 66, and Sunday’s high could hit 71.

The temp was 61 about 4:15 p.m.

Despite the expected rain, Saturday's temps should move into the 60s. (Channel 2 Action News)

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