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Heavy rains will be pushed by gusty winds

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Heavy rains can cause ponding on roads, and Albany got an inch of rain overnight Heavy rains can cause ponding on roads, and Albany got an inch of rain overnight
Last week's downpours saturated most of South Georgia Last week's downpours saturated most of South Georgia
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 

Forecasters say high winds and heavy rains are expected across much of Georgia, with wind gusts up to 35 mph. The advisory, which will be in effect from 1 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, covers much of central and north Georgia, from Rome, to Americus, and Vidalia.

The weather service said rainfall amounts of 1.5 inch to 3 inches are possible across central Georgia, with lesser amounts in north Georgia. Some of the highest rain fall amounts -- around three inches -- are expected along the Interstate 75 corridor south of Macon.

 

As rain heads to the Dougherty County area, flooding could follow. This is the second time in the span of 2 weeks that residents will have to brace themselves from being flushed out. City leaders as well as public work teams have been working vigorously to ensure the safety of residents by monitoring river levels and pumping excess water.

Another thing you do need to be mindful of are of course the roads. We had a lot of areas in the past couple of weeks that still have water pockets, we see it time and time again, cars getting stuck so remember to turn around if you see huge patches of water on your path.

There will most likely be some traffic throughout the city and surrounding areas so take it low, give yourself plenty of time to head out the door this morning. 

Officials also encourage morning commuters to watch out for those school buses some kids might be walking to school. Our weather team will track this throughout the entire day to bring you the latest on any changes.

The A. P. contributed to this report...


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