Soggy Fourth in the Works for Northeast Georgia

July 3, 2013

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day as it is better known, is shaping up to be a wet and stormy day.

State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey on the chances for a sunny Fourth.

“I would not say not that good, not that good of a chance at all really”, said Murphey. “Enjoy mother nature’s fireworks as a lot of these storms will have some lightning with them.”

The state of Georgia, and especially parts of Northeast Georgia have seen several inches of excess rain since being removed from drought status.

Murphey says that, along with the possibility of heavy rains over the next couple days, could lead to some potential flooding.

“Some of this could lead to urban flooding, and especially ponds and streams could fill very quickly with the ground already being so saturated from all of the recent rains”, said Murphey.

Thunderstorms are in the forecast today, along with an 80% chance of rain.

Elbert County along with several other counties in Northeast Georgia remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 8:00pm this evening.