Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain and thunderstorms expected today, 70% chance in afternoon/evening. Slightly cooler temps with high of 86.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain and thunderstorms expected today, 70% chance in afternoon/evening. Slightly cooler temps with high of 86.

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OUTLOOK

More rain and thunderstorms expected today, mainly in afternoon and evening hours. Cooler temps with high near 86. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today and tonight as a cold front continues to push across Georgia. A few thunderstorms could be strong to severe with gusty winds, small hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain the primary threats. The most favorable time frame for thunderstorm development will be from noon through 10 PM.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected again Sunday, mainly across western and central Georgia as the cold front remains stalled across central Georgia and a wedge builds into eastern Georgia. A few storms on Sunday could be strong to severe with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain the main hazards. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible Monday through Friday.

LOCAL RIVER LEVELS

Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report

Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report

FORECAST

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

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