Muscogee, Troup and Harris counties under flash flood watch; heavy rains expected Tuesday

Muscogee, Troup and Harris counties will be under a flash flood watch from late tonight until Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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

Tropical moisture is expected to spread into north and central parts of the state beginning late tonight and continue through Tuesday, as remnants of Tropical Storm Ida move east across the Florida panhandle.

Forecasters are predicting rain for Monday night, Tuesday and Tuesday night. Showers will be especially heavy on Tuesday and new rainfall amounts are expected to be between three and five inches, with local higher amounts of up to eight inches.

The rain is expected to clear up by Wednesday; Veterans Day and the rest of the week should be sunny.