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Forsyth County News


There’s a slight chance this week will end the way it began.

Kent McMullen with the National Weather Service’s office in Peachtree City said Forsyth County received 1 to 1.5 inches of rain during a 48-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

“The greatest was up in the northwest area [of the state], where we had estimates between 10 and 11 inches of rain,” McMullen said.

He noted that there’s about a 20 percent chance of rain in Forsyth County today and there’s about a 20 percent chance that wet weather could return late Friday afternoon or Saturday.

Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said Forsyth was essentially unscathed by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

Other areas, including neighboring Cherokee County, experienced strong winds and downed trees.

“We never went under a tornado warning in Forsyth County,” Shivers said. “All of the severe weather stayed to the west of us.”

It appears the last significant rainfall before Monday occurred on Aug. 19, when Forsyth County received about 1/3 of an inch of rain.

“This is the time of year when we get big rainfall because of the tropical storms,” said Mike Leary of the national weather service.

“That’s what we really need. That rainfall is very important.”

Especially for Lake Lanier, which as of Tuesday stood at 1064.30 feet above sea level. That’s nearly 6 feet below full pool.