Monday was a rainy day in Southwest Georgia




The Southeast U.S. drought levels, as of September 2, 2014 | U.S. Drought Monitor
The Southeast U.S. drought levels, as of September 2, 2014 | U.S. Drought Monitor

Much of Southwest Georgia received at least an inch of rain Monday, with some areas reporting more.

According to the U.S. Geological Service, Bainbridge had received 1.15 inches of rain on Monday, September 8.  0.69 inches of rain were received just between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., according to the USGS’s weather gage on one of the Flint River bridges.

Almost 2.5 inches of rain have fallen through the first eight days of September.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Decatur and Seminole Counties on Sunday afternoon, as well as a local flash flood warning for Bainbridge.

The recent rain has slightly reduced the drought affecting Georgia, however, a swath of South Georgia from Bainbridge to Tifton is still considered in “severe drought” by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

 

Your Southwest Georgia Weather Forecast

  • Monday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • TuesdayA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night:Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
  • WednesdayA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.



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