Flash flood watch, now through 7 p.m. From the National Weather Service: “Low pressure is expected to move across the southeast states on Friday. This weather system will bring another round of widespread, potentially heavy, rainfall to the region. Rainfall totals of one to three inches with locally higher amounts is possible. Any rainfall received before Friday will only serve to further saturate the soil. Soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain high across the area. Even a relatively small amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and flooding of creeks and rivers. Even after the rain ends, high water could persist for several days after.
RAINFALL SO FAR: 1 p.m. Wednesday-7 p.m. Thursday:
Rome: 0.82 of an inch.
Cartersville: 0.59 of an inch.
Calhoun: 0.41 of an inch.
An intense storm system moving across the area will result in moderate to heavy rain late Thursday night through Friday afternoon. An additional 1 to 2 inches is likely across the area with isolated higher amounts possibly exceeding 3 inches.
Thursday Night: Occasional showers, mainly after 10pm. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 48. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Showers. Patchy dense fog before 7am. High near 59. East wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 37.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.