Bainbridge doesn’t get much rain; other areas soaked on Sunday & Monday

Bainbridge and Decatur County didn’t receive very much rain on Monday, despite being part of a flash flooding watch issued by the National Weather Service.

The flash flood watch had called for 2-4 inches of rain to fall on Monday, including up to 8 inches of rain in isolated areas.

Turns out, only 0.15 inches of rain were recorded at two Bainbridge weather stations maintained by Decatur County Public Works and the U.S. Geological Service. The USGS gauge on the Spring Creek near Iron City received half an inch of rain.

Some radio listeners gave us reports of 2 inches in Damascus and 3 inches of rain in Blakely, Ga.

So far, flooding was reported in southern Mississippi and southern Alabama on Sunday, with more than a half foot of rain falling in some locations.

Video taken in Navarre, Florida on Monday, Sept. 28:

Street flooding was reported in the Pensacola, Florida, area Monday morning from a band of very heavy rainfall. The Pensacola National Air Station had seen more than six inches of rain since late Sunday night as of 8 a.m. CDT Monday. Farther east in Navarre, Florida a private weather station has reported over 12 inches of rain through late afternoon Monday.

On Monday night, flooding of homes and roads was reported in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida where rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour were observed. Over 10 inches of rain was measured in Destin, Florida through Monday at 9 p.m. CDT.

A chance of rain is forecast for SE Alabama and SW Georgia for a couple of more days.

The good news is that our area can expect sunny skies and cooler temperatures that will make for “a classic October weekend,” in the words of a National Weather Service forecaster in Tallahassee, Fla.

Here is the latest forecast for Southwest Georgia from the National Weather Service:

Tuesday night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Areas of fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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