The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Sunday afternoon for much of North Georgia, including Hall County, through this morning.
Widespread rainfall of 1.5 to 2 inches was forecast, with locally higher amounts possible, according to the weather service in Peachtree City. Localized flash flooding will be possible if the heavy rain repeatedly moves over the same area, it said.
The Gainesville forecast says showers are likely and a thunderstorm possible before noon today. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent today, with new rainfall of half to three-quarters of an inch possible. Tonight’s probability of precipitation is 50 percent, with another tenth to quarter of an inch of rain possible.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
Rainfall of 1.42 inches was recorded Sunday evening at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville. Lake Lanier stood at 1,072.32 feet above sea level at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, up 0.15 from the reading at the same time Saturday.