We’re seeing an afternoon increase in power outages as winds pick up across Northwest Georgia. Gusts so far this afternoon: up to 33 mph.
Georgia Power: 46 customers are out near Fosters Mill; restoration by 6:15 p.m.; 13 customers are out off Cantrell; 6 p.m. restore; 56 customers in Coosa; a handful of others around Greater Rome at 3 p.m. Another 90 or so are out in Summerville.
North Georgia EMC: 67 Floyd County customers are out as of 3 p.m.; one each in Chattooga and Gordon counties as well.
Flash flood watch through 7 tonight: 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. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. — National Weather Service.
RAINFALL: 1 p.m. Wednesday-noon Friday:
Rome: 1.50 inches.
Cartersville: 0.98 of an inch.
Calhoun: 1.25 inches
A look at the Oostanaula River in Rome today as more rain runoffs off. The current forecast shows the river will crest at 22.3 feet by early Sunday.
We’ll see up to a half inch of rain through midafternoon before dryer air moves into the region. Look for sunny skies through Monday with highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Friday: Showers, mainly before noon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 36. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64.