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Flood warnings, watches in effect with more rain on the way

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Flood warnings and watches are in effect for several counties and it could get worse as more rain is in the forecast on Wednesday.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Towns County until 10 a.m. 

Several other counties are under a Flash Flood Watch. Those counties include: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Union, White and Whitfield.

The watch is in effect through the evening on Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, Abundant moisture will remain across the area today with periods of showers and thunderstorms over the watch area. Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts.

Some of these amounts could fall in a short period of time. Creek and river levels are already above average and will not take much additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.

Several creeks and rivers could rise out of their banks, closing roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may not recede until well after the rain has ended.

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Future forecast

Otherwise, for the rest of Wednesday, the remnants of Alberto will dump more rain across Alabama and Georgia through Wednesday and afternoon thunderstorms return through the end of the week. 

Expect partly sunny skies Thursday and Friday with afternoon thunderstorms both days. Temperatures climb into the upper 80s by Friday. 

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