"Most roads are looking okay right now," said Emergency Management Director Richard Cooper. "The flash flooding happens and then it goes away. Once the ditches and creeks fill up, that's when we'll need to worry about the real flooding."
A flash flood warning has been issued for Gordon County by the National Weather Service effective until 5 p.m today.
Approximately 2 inches of rain has fallen since 5 a.m. and an additional one to two inches can be expected. Residents of Gordon and Bartow counties should be cautious of rising creeks and rivers, especially over roadways.
Cooper warns to look for more flooding tomorrow morning.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there is a flood watch starting Wednesday morning and ending Thursday afternoon for northwest Georgia.
According to the NWS report, "The soil across north Georgia is saturated from recent rainfall. The additional expected rainfall will result in considerable runoff into area rivers, creeks and streams."
A flood watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.