NWS Peachtree City forecast for Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Polk County’s March toward spring always comes with rain showers, but possible flooding is also in store in the days just ahead of the start of Flood Safety Preparedness Week.

The National Weather Service’s forecast calls for slight chances of rain to continue after a day of wet weather on Friday, but the water draining into streams and creeks around the area could cause localized flooding, but most of the worries will now be around the winds.

NWS forecasters are calling for winds to pick up through the day and a chilly night ahead and lower temps to come. The forecast calls for a high of 67, but expect winds to start picking up to 10 to 15 mph, and gust up to 20 mph as the latest front pushes through and brings with it a low of 36 overnight.

Temperatures on Sunday are expected to only get up to 56, and down to 32 overnight with winds still up to 10 to 15 mph, and gusting up to 20 mph through the day and into the evening hours.

Look for chances of frost to start off the week and into Tuesday morning with temps remaining low, but a warming trend will pick up and by the end of next week forecasters are calling for sunshine and highs up into the low 70s.

Just as the weeklong Flood Safety Preparedness Week is winding down, showers and thunderstorms are set to return at week’s end as another front meets the warmer temps.

Polk County EMA did note on Friday that the area was under a flood watch. The NWS did not have an alert active as of this posting, but did note the flash flood watch in their updated weather outlook this morning.

Check back in for weather updates as needed and through Flood Safety Preparedness Week to learn more about the dangers of flooding, what to have ready when rains come and how to keep ahead of rising waters.

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