Cherokee County remains under a flash flood watch, along with almost all of north Georgia and parts of Central Georgia, until 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Southwestern Cherokee County was under a severe thunderstorm warning twice Tuesday afternoon, according to the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency. Northern Cherokee County was under a severe thunderstorm warning, and both have since expired.

"Please stay weather aware and remain indoors until storms have passed," Cherokee County EMA said in an email Tuesday afternoon.

Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks and flood fields, roads, businesses and other property, according to the NWS. Street flooding could also lead to road closures.

"The potential for strong storms still exists for today and tonight as these storm systems press easterly across the Southeast," Cherokee Emergency Management Agency said in an email Tuesday morning.

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Shannon Ballew is the managing editor at the Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger-News. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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