Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance this afternoon, high near 90. Plus: Read this first before hitting rivers, creeks today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance this afternoon, high near 90. Plus: Read this first before hitting rivers, creeks today.

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OUTLOOK

A 30% rain chance this afternoon and evening, high near 90. Looking ahead, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected each day, with increased chances for thunderstorms and heavy rain on Thursday and Friday. Widespread severe weather is not anticipated, however, some storms could produce strong winds, dangerous lightning and heavy rain.

LOCAL RIVER LEVELS

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

  • 20.36 feet as of 6 a.m. Sunday.

Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report

  • 14.43 as of 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

What to know before hitting the rivers and creeks today:

  • Cedar Creek (Saturday post): “Water is back down to a runable high level and we will be running shuttles today. You should have experience to run today. It will be fast and fun.” Click for more.
  • River Ratz, Rome: “River Ratz will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 5. The Etowah River is rising and will continue to rise throughout the day on Sunday to extreme levels of over 8,000 cubic feet per second. Hopefully we will be open next Friday thru Sunday and look forward to seeing everyone at that time.” River Ratz cited safety concerns for closing Friday and Saturday as well. Click for more
  • Euharlee Creek Outfitters: Please call before going. Facebook

FORECAST

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 99. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

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