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Weather Update: Tropical Storm Fred

The following information provided by the Carroll County EMA and the National Weather Service via Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

Tropical Storm Fred has made landfall near Apalachicola during the late afternoon, and is continuing to move north-northeast towards the Alabama/Georgia border. Per the 5PM EDT update from NHC, Fred has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, but it is expected to weaken as it moves inland.

  • A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of north and portions of central Georgia through Tuesday night as periods of heavy rain affect the area.
  • No big changes to the expected rainfall across the area with widespread 2-5 inches between this afternoon and Tuesday evening. Locally higher amounts can be expected, particularly in portions of far northeast Georgia (see details/graphics below)

Threats / Timing / Impacts:

  • Heavy Rain / Flooding…
    • Widespread rain has begun to spread over central Georgia and into portions of north Georgia. The heavier/steady rain likely occurring late tonight through Tuesday afternoon.
      • The rain is expected to taper off south to north on Tuesday.
      • 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts can be expected from this afternoon through Tuesday evening.
      • Expect an elevated threat for river/stream flooding in addition to localized FLASH FLOODING by tonight – continuing through Tuesday night.
  • Gusty Winds…
    • Expect winds to increase late tonight through Tuesday as the center of Fred approaches the area.
    • Gusts of 35 to 50 mph with some locally higher gusts possible, especially in the more organized heavier rain bands closest to Fred’s center. (See graphic below).
  • Severe / Tornado…
    • Brief / short-lived tornadoes will be possible late tonight through Tuesday
    • The greatest tornado threat will be to the East/Northeast of Fred’s center
    • West of I-75 (late tonight/early Tuesday),
    • Greatest threat will shift across areas west & north of I-85 on Tuesday.

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