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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Suwanee and Gwinnett

The National Weather Service warns of heavy rainfall. Watch begins at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Suwanee and Gwinnett

Be careful, Suwanee and Gwinnett. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area.

The alert begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday (February 10) and lasts until Monday at 1 p.m.

According to the alert, it means "conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding." Rain is expected to begin Sunday about 3 p.m. and intensify into the evening.

The statement reads in part:

"RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA BY MONDAY MORNING.

RECENT RAINFALL HAS MADE THE SOIL VERY MOIST ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA. AS THE RAIN IS LIKELY FALL QUICKLY TONIGHT...FLASH FLOODING COULD DEVELOP ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ALONG LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

-- Patch will have updates on this situation.

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