This morning, Feb. 3, at 6:15 a.m. NOAA’s National Weather Service released a hazardous weather warning for Northeast Georgia, with Toccoa/Stephens County leading the list of locales at risk for heavy rains with a potential for flooding.
“A vigorous and moisture-laden storm will likely bring periods of heavy rain to the region as early as Wednesday evening, but more likely Thursday,” the advisory stated. “Excessive rainfall may lead to flooding during this time frame, especially for urban and poor drainage areas.”
In addition to nearly five inches of rain NOAA expects the storm to dump on Stephens County, the hazardous weather advisory also warned of possible severe thunderstorms.
“Thunderstorms may develop as early as Wednesday evening, but are more likely Thursday along and ahead of a cold front. Thunderstorms may become strong to severe Thursday with heavy rains, damaging winds, an small hail will be possible with any thunderstorms that develop.”