Soggy soils, rising rivers 

Posted: 11:05 am Saturday, February 10th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

The FLOOD WATCH continues for the entire Atlanta metro area but there will be lulls in the rain, especially Saturday. The Bulk of the rain comes overnight tonight and on Sunday.

Because of recent rain over the past week or so soils are already saturated so any additional rain will quickly runoff into area creeks, streams and rivers.

The heaviest rain is expected in the mountains. But over the course of the next 48-72 hours the rain will add up in the Atlanta area leading to isolated flooding of the usual suspect creeks and rivers.

An isolated heavy or strong thunderstorm could be embedded in the rain showers but no widespread severe weather is expected as of now.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SURFACE WEATHER CHART:

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SUNDAY SURFACE WEATHER CHART:

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MONDAY 7AM SURFACE WEATHER CHART:

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING RAINFALL AMOUNTS:

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THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK:

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TOTAL RAINFALL ESTIMATE BETWEEN SATURDAY AM AND MONDAY PM:

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FLOODING RISK HIGHEST IN YELLOW, ISOLATED IN GREEN:

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