More rain expected this week

Monday, June 11, 2012 7:53 AM
Last updated 11:48 PM
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More heavy rain is expected for the area throughout today and Wednesday, but it is supposed to taper off Thursday into the weekend.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Col-umbia said they expect another inch of rain to add to the almost 5 inches that Augusta has seen in the last two days.

A flood watch has been issued for the Augusta area through Wednesday morning.

“Some storms will produce heavy rainfall,” meteorologist Tina Morrison said.

After the downpour Sunday, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies put up barricades to keep drivers out of flooded areas. When the barricades ran out, officers blocked areas with their cars.

Sharon Bennett, of Richmond County Emergency Management, said strong thunderstorms will spread to surrounding counties, including Screven, Jenkins and Allendale.

This week’s storm is capable of producing 40-50 mph winds, heavy rains and flooding in low-lying areas.

On Thursday, the chance of rain will drop to the lowest of the week, 30 percent.

Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson contributed to this article.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Couple of storms

High: 88
Low: 70

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JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 06/11/12 - 08:10 am
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You won't hear me

You won't hear me complaining.

Tots
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Tots 06/11/12 - 10:51 am
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Rain,

Oh, how my flowers and lawn are loving all this extra rain..
I'm enjoying the rain because ; I don't have to pull the hose out to water anything.. That sound,that sound of the rain coming down,it's the sound that helps lull me to sleep,and it looks like that sound will be here till the middle of the week.....

allhans
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allhans 06/11/12 - 12:10 pm
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It's a rainy day in GA. I

It's a rainy day in GA. I love it.

smbga
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smbga 06/11/12 - 04:10 pm
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rain

yes, how we need it!!!

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