A soggy week could be in store for area residents.
On Sunday, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a flood watch that is expected to expire tonight, and then more rain is in the outlook, off and on, throughout the week.
Some of the initial rain is expected to be heavy, with amounts of 2 to 4 inches.
The weather service warns that, because soils are still saturated from heavy rains in late September, rainfall could run off quickly into creeks and streams, leading to rises that could flood roads and other property.
The chance for rain should ease up Tuesday, but thunderstorms are likely on Wednesday.
Sunny skies are predicted to return to the area Thursday. Temperatures are expected to rise this week, peaking at 80 degrees on Wednesday and Friday.
A chance of thunderstorms returns to the area Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Lake Lanier, meanwhile, will continue to benefit from the rains. As of Sunday afternoon, the lake was at 1,069.13 feet above sea level, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Lanier, which just two weeks ago was at 1,065 feet, has a full pool of 1,071 feet, an elevation that hasn’t been recorded since September 2005.
Full rainfall benefits typically aren’t seen until a day or two after the rainfall, officials have said.
Weather experts have said they believe Lanier could reach full pool this winter, as an El Niño weather pattern is expect to settle in, producing cooler-than-normal temperatures and wetter-than normal weather.