"Flood watch in effect through tonight. 1-3" of additional rain possible

"Flood watch in effect through tonight. 1-3" of additional rain possible

A flash flood watch has been issued for part of Liberty and all of Long County by the National Weather Service.

A Flash Flood Watch goes into effect at 8 p.m. Monday and will last through 2 p.m. Wednesday. More heavy rains are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday in central and southern Louisiana. Steady rain continues to fall across a wide area of Georgia and Alabama on both sides of a stalled front.

Rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches are possible in the warning area, the weather service says.

Storms should begin winding down closer to sunset with tonight expected to be much quieter with enough drier air moving in to give the area a break from the heavier storms.

There is an increasing concern of heavy rain during the evening commute and during high tide which is expected to occur around 6:45 p.m.in Charleston Harbor.

The river is now anticipated to rise above flood stage with additional rises possible later in the week as rounds of rainfall impacts the basin.

There will be breaks in the rain during the day, which will help lower flooding risks, according to Brandon Locklear with the National Weather Service. Montgomery, Alabama, received more than eight inches of rain Saturday, and neighboring counties got more than six inches. The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and upstate SC, including the following areas, in northeast Georgia, Habersham and Rabun.

TUESDAY: Showers/storms likely - 80% coverage - a high of 80°.

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