UPDATE: The flash flood watch has been extended from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
FORSYTH COUNTY -- A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday as lingering rain is expected to soak Forsyth County for the next few days.
The watch warns those in portions of north and central Georgia that “flooding in low lying and flood-prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas. In addition, creeks, streams and rivers may overflow their banks,” according to the National Weather Service.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms later Monday and overnight into early Tuesday and again late Tuesday into early Wednesday will bring heavy rain, possibly 1-2 inches per hour and frequent lightning.
Strong to isolated severe thunderstorms are possible with damaging winds and hail.
“Portions of the watch area received 1 to 3 inches of rainfall on Saturday into early Sunday, making soils less permeable to additional rainfall,” the agency stated. “Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible in the watch area through noon Wednesday.”
Monday's high of 80 degrees is expected to drop to 63 Monday night before climbing back to near 74 Tuesday.
Tuesday night and Wednesday should mirror those temperatures, while Wednesday night the low is forecasted to reach 55 degrees.
The agency warns flash flooding is “a very dangerous situation” and is urging residents to monitor later forecasts and “be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.”