Flash flood watch posted for Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comAugust 16, 2013 

With up to 4 inches of rain already and an additional 2 inches expected, a flash flood watch is posted for Middle Georgia through Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service expects some heavier downpours to trigger urban flooding.

Numerous roads flooded in Laurens County near U.S. 441 by 10 p.m. Thursday.

Road conditions closed schools in Laurens County.

So far, the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service does not expect flooding on the Ocmulgee River, which was just over 8 feet at 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Flood Stage is 18 feet.

Saturated ground means trees could topple and cause scattered power outages if lines are down.

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