Hazardous weather outlook issued for Cobb County Saturday August 20: “flash flooding cannot be ruled out”

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The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Cobb County on Saturday August 20 due to the possibility of heavy rain, in which “flash flooding cannot be ruled out.”

What is in the statement?

The statement gives the following details:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…

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Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight,

especially for portions of north Georgia. Storms will be capable

of producing gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent

lightning. Isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out where heavy

rain occurs.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday…

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are possible through next

Friday. Each day, a few storms could become strong to severe,

capable of producing gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and

frequent lightning. Localized flash flooding and flooding of

rivers and streams will also be possible, especially in areas that

receive multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over the period.

What counties are affected?

The following counties are included in the hazardous weather outlook:

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, North Fulton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, South Fulton, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson

How long does the danger last?

There is a possibility these conditions could last through next Friday.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.

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