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Stay dry – Flood watch in effect

Image from the National Weather Service showing a radar image on the evening of April 27.
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Image from the National Weather Service showing a radar image on the evening of April 27.

Image from the National Weather Service showing a radar image on the evening of April 27.

The month of April will end on a soggy note.

A report from the National Weather Service says there is a flood watch in effect through Wednesday evening in DeKalb County, including Decatur, along with several other counties in north and central Georgia.

NWS is predicting the area will see two to four inches of rain through Thursday morning, May 1.

“Some areas in north Georgia may see 5 or more inches,” a bulletin from the national weather service says.

NWS advises residents to watch weather forecasts for possible flood warnings and “be prepared to take action” if the waters start to rise.

“Isolated flash flooding will be possible if heavy rain repeatedly moves over the same area,” NWS says.

The wet weather started Sunday evening with heavy rains and lightning. In Decatur, a tree fell over in front of Renfroe Middle causing a power outage affecting more than 1,000 residents, mostly in Oakhurst. By Sunday evening, most of that power had been restored.

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