- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - A forecaster says north and central Georgia will be dealing with flooding throughout the weekend and the beginning of next week.

National Weather Service hydrologist Kent Frantz said Saturday that counties in those regions could have an extra two to four inches of rain next week. Frantz says there was an isolated 8 to 12 inches of rain from Fort Benning to LaGrange.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Thursday in three north Georgia counties including Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens through Jan. 10.

Frantz says metro Atlanta hasn’t experienced much flood problems, but soils are still very wet from the constant rain the past few days. Frantz says a flood watch might be put on because of additional 2 to 4 inches of rain.

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