As Harvey, the storm that made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, moves north and eastward Thursday after thumping Texas and bringing catastrophic levels of rain and flooding to Houston, remnants of the now tropical depression are being felt in Forsyth County and north and central Georgia.
“Numerous showers and thunderstorms” with a “slight chance of severe storms” and “isolated tornadoes” are possible, according to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook.
“Heavy rain will also be present with the activity with isolated instances of flash flooding possible, mainly in the normal poor drainage areas,” the statement said. “Strong wind gusts will be possible as well as over portions of northwest Georgia, especially in the higher elevations.”
Wind gusts of 25-30 miles per hour will be possible tonight.
Forecasts for Friday show a chance of thunderstorms, where the main hazards “will be occasional lightning and locally heavy rainfall.”
A cold front will bring another “good chance” of showers and thunderstorms to the area late Tuesday into Wednesday.
About noon on Thursday, temperatures were around 70 degrees, with a high predicted at 78 before dropping down to 70 Thursday night. New rainfall amounts for Thursday may reach half an inch during the day and night.
Friday temperatures are expected to reach 81 with a low of 62.