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ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch covering much of the state.

Forecasters say a flood watch is in effect from 8 p.m. Sunday and is expected to expire late Monday night. The flood watch includes most parts of north, middle and western Georgia.

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The most recent warnings will be active until Monday afternoon. The NWS forecast predicts that the creek will rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to rise to near 12 feet by late this morning. The creek will fall below flood stage by late this morning.

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