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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Duluth, Gwinnett

The National Weather Service warns of heavy rainfall. Watch continues through Monday afternoon.

Be careful, Duluth and Gwinnett. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area.

The alert began at 7 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 10) and lasts until Monday at 1 p.m.

According to the alert, it means "conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding." Rain began falling Sunday afternoon.

The statement reads in part:

"RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA BY MONDAY MORNING.

RECENT RAINFALL HAS MADE THE SOIL VERY MOIST ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA. AS THE RAIN IS LIKELY FALL QUICKLY TONIGHT...FLASH FLOODING COULD DEVELOP ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ALONG LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

~ Suwanee Patch

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