We are expected to remain stable this afternoon as long as the rain continues to hold north of the warm front. From I-20 south, it is expected to get heavy with the second wave of activity through the afternoon and early evening.

We are again in real concern with the third wave. This is when a cold front will push through and it is expected to affect us in Bartow County at around 9-10 PM. They are showing sheer force winds that could become an issue. We will remain in moderate risk for tornado, high winds, hail, and thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bartow County until 2:00 Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts will average 1.5 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts likely. Flooding in low lying and flood prone areas will be likely. In addition, creeks, streams, and rivers may overflow their banks.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.