Heavy rain expected in Georgia with snow possible Sunday

Parts of Georgia could see up to 4 inches of rain through Saturday with the chance of snow Sunday as the precipitation lingers as temperatures plunge.

The National Weather Service expects heavy rain primarily in north Georgia prompting a flash flood watch for the northern half of the state through Saturday morning.

Widespread heavy rainfall will bring between 2 and 3 inches of rain north of a line from LaGrange to Madison to Washington. The rain could cause some rivers, streams and creeks to rise from their banks. Localized flooding is also possible due to rapid runoff.

The chance of precipitation lingers Sunday as temperatures drop to freezing or below which brings the threat of snow to north and west Georgia. Forecasters will be updating the forecasts through the weekend as conditions warrant.