Middle Georgia flooding possible; Wind advisory posted

mstucka@macon.comApril 17, 2014 

Wet and windy could lead to wild, according to a National Weather Service flood watch and wind advisory for most of Middle Georgia.

The flood watch runs from 8 a.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected to gust to 35 mph between 1 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service warned that up to 3 inches of rain could fall between Friday morning and Saturday morning in parts of Georgia, adding more moisture to already wet soil and high stream flows. The additional rain will increase the chance of flooding.

People should be alert to forecasts and flooding.

Early Friday, the Ocmulgee River in Macon was more than 6 feet below the flood stage of 18 feet.

The National Weather Service predicts rain will move from south to north on Friday morning, with the heaviest rain hitting southern Georgia by Friday afternoon.

A forecast for Macon calls for three-quarters to an inch of rain during the day Friday, and another 1 to 2 inches Friday night.

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