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Heavy rain expected as Tropical Storm Fred impacts the area

Troup County can expect a Tuesday filled with heavy wind and rain due to Tropical Storm Fred.

Katie Martin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, said Fred will likely be downgraded to a tropical depression by the time it reaches the area, meaning it will have lower wind speeds.

“We are expecting periods of heavy rain,” she said. “Right now, the rainfall forecast for Fred moving through over the course of tonight through Wednesday, the rainfall total across that area [Troup County] will be about three to four inches or so.”

Martin said Troup County will be under a flash flood watch starting around 2 a.m. on Tuesday continuing through Wednesday morning.

Martin said Troup County can also expect gusts of up to 25 to 30 miles per hour, starting around 2 a.m. on Tuesday and slowing down toward mid-morning on Tuesday.