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Rain expected to continue into Sunday and beyond
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Any pause in the raindrops over the next few days may be brief, with more likely to start the work week.

Forecasters say more showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight and Sunday, some producing heavy rain. The chance for more rain continues through the early part of the week, though the likelihood will diminish by midweek.

A quarter to a half-inch of rain is possible Sunday, with a 70 percent chance. The rain is expected to continue off and on into Monday and Monday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of north and central Georgia through Sunday. Residents should be on the lookout for possible flooding along streams, creeks and rivers and be cautious when approaching flooded areas in roadways.

The NWS automated recording station at Gainesville’s Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport has measured about a half-inch of rain since Saturday morning.

The rain raised the water level at Lake Lanier slightly overnight, to 1,064.63 feet above sea level. Full pool is 1,071 feet. The lake came up about three inches during the week.