Most of Georgia, including West Cobb, is in for a deluge as two rounds of heavy rain are likely start Thursday and continue through Tuesday, so get your rain boots and umbrellas ready.
Two to 4 inches and 4 to 8 inches of rain have already fallen on north and central Georgia, respectively, since the beginning of February, prompting concerns of flash flooding, extensive street flooding and isolated significant flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Wednesday night for Cobb County, portions of north Georgia and all of central Georgia; the watch is set to be in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
Storms systems moving in and expected to bring moisture into the Gulf are to blame. Widespread rain is expected early Friday through Saturday along with periods of heavy rain again Monday, which should end by Tuesday morning.
West Cobb residents should enjoy mostly sunny skies today, with the high approaching 58 degrees. But according to the NWS forecast, rain is expected to fall sometime after 11 p.m.
Rain will remain likely through Saturday night, when the chance of precipitation falls to 40 percent. The outlook so far calls for sunny skies and a high temp near 62 on Sunday, but the chance for rain will pick back up that evening.