Flash flood watch issued for Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE — More rain returned on Wednesday to Gwinnett and most of north and central Georgia, areas that already experienced a soggy summer.

That caused the National Weather Service in Peachtree City to issue a flash flood watch through Thursday morning. Some parts of north Georgia received three to eight inches of rain Wednesday morning, while portions of central Georgia received two to four inches of rain.

“With saturated soils already in place, these rainfall amounts will continue to lead to additional flash flooding,” the NWS alert said. “Additionally, because of the saturated soils, expect the potential for downed trees across the area.”

The Gwinnett area has received 36.79 inches of rain this year, according to lawrencevilleweather.com. Only 12 days in July didn’t record measurable rainfall.