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Flood watch in effect for central and north Georgia

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Flood watch in effect for central and north Georgia

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DeKalb County reminds residents that a flood watch is in effect for central and north Georgia.

“DeKalb County’s Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is warning of significant flooding with heavy rains that may continue through the next several days,” a press release from DeKalb County says.

Forecasters are predicting moderate flooding and severe storms that could cause wind damage. There may also be “brief tornadoes” as a result of the storms.

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“Scattered storms are expected throughout the day (Dec. 23), with a possibility of small hail and damaging winds between 50 and 70 mph,” the press release says. “Thursday, is expected to be more of the same, from 6 a.m. onward.”

According to the National Weather Service, on the evening of Dec. 23, Decatur-area residents can expect, “Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could be severe.”

The low temperature will be 66 degrees. Wind gusts as high as 20 miles per hour are possible and the area could see between a half and three quarters of an inch of rain, NWS says.

The fun continues on Christmas Eve, with showers and a thunderstorm likely. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain on Christmas Day.

For a detailed forecast, click here.

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