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Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase across parts of Georgia Wednesday afternoon in advance of a cold front. Today's forecast for the Dacula and Buford area calls for a high near 83 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m.
Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible in parts of far northwest Georgia tonight and isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected in Gwinnett ahead of a slow-moving cold front projected to enter the state mid-week.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of northern Georgia, including Gwinnett County. The watch remains in effect through tonight.
Rain, possibly heavy at times, is expected to spread into central Georgia Monday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible today and tonight.
The following information from the National Weather Service was submitted by local weather expert Steve Brueck of Daculaweather.com.
The National Weather Service works with and relies on strategic partners involved in river observations, reservoir management, floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and flood preparedness and safety to reduce the loss of life and property due to floods. Today we are sharing some great tools from several of our partners.
American Red Cross
Family Disaster Plan: www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Flood Safety Information: www.flash.org/peril_flood.php
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Safety Information: www.ready.gov.
Safety Kit Assembly: www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Property Protection and Flood Insurance: www.floodsmart.gov.
Assess Your Flood Risk: https://msc.fema.gov.
Northern Gwinnett County news including the cities of Dacula, Ga. and Buford, Ga.