A flood warning is in effect for the Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead from Monday evening until Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers, according to the warning issued at 11:45 a.m. today.
The service is asking residents to be "weather aware" and monitor water levels if they live near streams, rivers or lakes.
Flooding and flash flooding is likely over parts of north and central Georgia through Tuesday. "Showers and thunderstorms over northwest Georgial early this morning will continue to progress slowly east and south through today," wrote the NWS in the flood watch statement. Counties affected by the watch include Rockdale, Newton and DeKalb.
Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are still expected, with 4 to 5 inches possible in some areas.
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