April 27, 2014

Rain, storms expected as cold front approaches


Associated Press

— Forecasters say wet weather and thunderstorms are likely as a cold front moves into several areas of the state.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory warning of scattered showers and thunderstorms in parts of central and north Georgia this afternoon and evening. Forecasters say brief wind gusts and lightning strikes are a possibility.

Forecasters say a slow moving cold front will move into the area Monday, and could cause showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday night. Officials say between 2 and 4 inches of rain could fall in North Georgia, and up to 2 inches of rain is expected to fall in central Georgia.

Forecasters say the rain could lead to flash flooding in some areas.