A slow-moving weather system will move over Acworth and the metro Atlanta area.
A flood watch is in effect from Atlanta southward through Saturday afternoon due to the potential for flooding in creeks, streams and flood-prone areas. A slow-moving weather system will move over Atlanta through Saturday producing more than four inches of rain across central Georgia with up to an inch of rain possible in Atlanta. Showers moved in Thursday night and will continue today with a second round of scattered rain moving in Friday night through Saturday morning. Temperatures in Acworth are expected to reach the mid 40s Friday night. For Saturday, the chance of showers will be 80 percent and most likely before 11 a.m. On Sunday, skies will be sunny with temperatures reaching into the low 60s. But there's a chance that more rain …
Meteorologists say the rain might not leave Cobb until Thursday night.
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Monday, January 14
Cobb County could continue to see rain through most of Thursday, but today’s showers and the short-term forecast have led weather experts to issue a flood watch for north Georgia through the first part of Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that will be in effect until Wednesday morning. Meteorologists say the widespread showers with periods of heavy rain are expected to occur during the watch. Rains have already made the area’s soil wet, which will help in producing runoff as the wet weather continues. The weather service says minor flooding in smaller creeks, streams and low-lying flood-prone areas are possible. Officials say a flood watch means there is the potential for flood based on the current forecasts…