Rain moves into Georgia, prolonging flood threat

ATLANTA (AP) — More rain moved into Georgia as forecasters said another 1 to 2 inches is expected to fall across much of the area, adding to rains in recent days that already saturated the state.

The National Weather Service said the heaviest rain Wednesday through Friday is expected over central Georgia.

A flood watch has been extended to run through Friday evening. It covers all of north Georgia and extends as far south as the Americus area in west Georgia; and areas south of Augusta in east Georgia.

The weather service said that flooding is continuing along many Georgia creeks and rivers. Forecasters say the additional rain that began falling Wednesday will likely prolong flooding in many of those flooded areas, and likely cause new flooding as well.

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