Heavy rainfall this week will increase the risk of flash flooding on Monday, March 2 through Thursday, March 5, according to a National Weather Service forecast.
Lake Lanier’s water level already surpassed last year’s numbers, reaching 1,076 feet above sea level in late February. As of Monday, the level had fallen from its Feb. 20 peak to 1,075 feet.
Rainfall is forecasted to range from 3.5-5 inches across North and Central Georgia through Thursday morning. Tonight people can expect isolated thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service anticipates no strong or severe storms at this time, but encourages people to prepare for the rain by clearing out leaves and debris from drainage systems.