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Hurricane Sally Impact Forecast for Our Area

Photo from a previous severe weather event in April of 2017

Current Sally impacts forecast for our area from Carroll County, GA Sheriff’s Office EMA

Last Updated Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:27PM

Tropical Storm Sally will bring extremely heavy rainfall and flooding to much of the area tonight through Thursday.  Even as the storm weakens and moves out Thursday night, flooding will continue and larger creeks and rivers will continue to rise, inundating many flood-prone areas.

What Has Changed

  • A Wind Advisory has been issued for much of north and central GA 
  • The Flash Flood Watch was only slightly modified to remove 2 counties in far NW GA and add Dodge and Wilcox counties
  • Local amounts around 8 inches are now possible

Impacts

  • Very heavy rain and flooding
    • Widespread 3-6 inches with local amounts around 8 inches. Highest amounts will be over west central, middle and east central GA.
    • Flooding and flash flooding is likely. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 8 AM Friday.
    • Many rivers will see minor flooding with moderate flooding possible at a few locations
  • Strong winds and some downed trees expected
    • Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph are possible tonight
    • Very wet soils will cause some trees to fall even with these wind speeds
    • A Wind Advisory is in effect until 11 AM Thursday
  • Tornadoes still possible
    • Brief tornadoes will be possible tonight over parts of middle GA tonight and east central GA Thursday
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