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West Cobb Again Under Flood Watch

The watch will be in effect Monday morning through Tuesday evening.

Cobb County residents will probably want to get the umbrellas handy once again.

The National Weather Service Sunday night issued a flood watch for north and central Georgia, including Cobb County. The watch takes effect at 7 a.m. today and is set to run until Tuesday evening.

“This round of moderate to heavy rain comes closely on the heels of this past weekend’s heavy rains which have left soils saturated and rivers and streams already running high,” the weather advisory stated. “Localized flash flooding will be possible if the heavy rain repeatedly moves over the same area.”

Cobb was under a flood watch late last week as well.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding. Residents should monitor forecasts and be ready for possible flood warnings, with those living in flood-prone areas ready to take action should flooding occur.

Today’s NWS forecast for West Cobb calls for a 70-percent chance of precipitation. Showers are likely and a thunderstorm is possible after 4 p.m. We’ll see cloudy skies and a high temperature near 46, with winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph.

Showers are expected to continue tonight while the chance for a thunderstorm will continue to loom. The mercury will fall slightly to about 43, but the winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Expect more showers and potentially a thunderstorm Tuesday before 1 p.m., with the rains possibly continuing in the afternoon. The rain could be finished by 7 p.m. Tuesday, and we could see some sunshine break through the clouds on Wednesday.

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