Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 65 today, slight chance of rain. January report shows Rome had 6.82 inches of rain, the most in the state.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 65 today, slight chance of rain. January report shows Rome had 6.82 inches of rain, the most in the state.

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JANUARY’S WEATHER: By the numbers

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City released this look at January’s weather patterns for Rome and Cartersville:

Rome:

High: 72 (Jan. 7)

Low: 18 (Jan. 30)

Average: 43.6 degrees, 2.4 degrees above normal.

Most rain/day: 2.31 inches (Jan. 19)

Rain for the month: 6.82 inches, two inches above normal (also the 6.82 inches was the most recorded in the 10 cities surveyed by the weather service).

Cartersville:

High: 68 (Jan. 7)

Low: 18 (Jan. 30)

Average: 42.5 degrees, 1.4 degrees above normal.

Most rain/day: 1.83 inches (Jan. 23)

Rain for the month: 4.71 inches, 0.11 of an inch above normal.


Severe Weather Awareness Week begins: Each day focuses on a different severe weather threat faced by Georgians. All of the following days focus on a different threat and how to prepare.

  • Monday – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day
  • Tuesday – Thunderstorm Safety
  • Wednesday – Tornado Safetyand PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety
  • Thursday – Lightning Safety
  • Friday – Flood Safety

FORECAST

Monday: A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 58.

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