Flooding possible this week in Middle Georgia

With up to 2.5 inches of rain expected through Thursday, the National Weather Service warns of potential flooding.

Conditions are forecast to stay moist and unsettled with periods of heavy rain from Middle Georgia northward.

Some parts of the state have already received twice the normal amount of rainfall over the past two weeks, which has saturated the ground and increased the threat of flash flooding.

Heavy rain could repeatedly move over the same area and trigger above normal stream flows in creeks and rivers.

Storm drains and ditches could be clogged with debris and worsen flood conditions on streets and roads.

The potential for flooding is greatest in north Georgia where waterways should be monitored closely, according to the hazardous weather outlook.

Everyone is encouraged to monitor weather conditions and those living near creeks and streams should stay abreast of any flood warnings.