Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hometown Radio interview with Cave Spring Mayor Dennis Schoaf. Cave Spring: Roads, businesses open Friday. Forecast: Some rain possible today, high of 85.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hometown Radio interview with Cave Spring Mayor Dennis Schoaf. Cave Spring: Roads, businesses open Friday. Forecast: Some rain possible today, high of 85.

 

 

This photograph, courtesy of the Floyd County Police Department, shows drier roads in Cave Spring late Thursday. One road was still closed at the time. Since 2 a.m., all roads are open in the city.

THE LATEST

Floyd County Schools: No classes today for Cave Spring Elementary. Also, Coosa Attendance Zone bus routes 11-03 and 16-23 will not run today. The latest from Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson: Today will be a teacher work day, however. No other changes as of 5:30 this morning.

Cave Spring roads: All roads leading into Cave Spring are now opened. The announcement was made at 2 this morning.

Cave Spring offices: All city offices will be open today with normal business hours, including day care. Additional updates available at the city’s Facebook page.

Who’s open: Local Joe’s barbecue is open today; Linde Marie’s Steakhouse opens at 4 this afternoon.

Damage report: “Floyd County Tax Assessors will be walking around the City of Cave Spring today assessing damage from the recent flooding. They will be looking at structural damages to homes, businesses, and properties affected by the flooding.”

Extreme weather: The flash flood watch expired at 8 this morning.

Today’s forecast: Very light rain, if any; probably no more than a tenth of an inch. The same on Saturday.

Rainfall since noon Tuesday through 5 a.m. Friday.

Cartersville: 3.95 inches.

Rome: 6.30 inches (0.18 of an inch early this morning).

Mayor asks for flood photos: Cave Spring Mayor Dennis Shoaf asks that you mail any photos you have of flooded conditions — flooding and flood damage — to the following email account. The city is collecting photos to be used by local state emergency management agencies. That address: mayor@cityofcavespring.com

Cave Spring Mayor Dennis Shoaf joins us live at 8:10 a.m. Friday with updates on the floods and what’s next. Please join us for Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm

OUTLOOK

A much drier day ahead with highs near 85. 30 percent chance of rain storms today, Saturday.

LOCAL RIVER LEVELS

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

  • 20.31 feet and falling this morning.

Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report

  • 17.14 feet this morning and forecast to fall.

Cedar Creek near Cedartown

  • Crested at 8.5 feet, down to around 4.25 feet this morning.

FORECAST

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm wind.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

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