Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain returns today through Sunday, expect an inch to 1.5 inches. Potentially severe storms also possible Saturday night, early Sunday. Coverage all weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain returns today through Sunday, expect an inch to 1.5 inches. Potentially severe storms also possible Saturday night, early Sunday. Coverage all weekend.

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OUTLOOK

We can expect between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain today through Sunday.

Today: Showers will return to the area today with a slight chance of thunderstorms accompanying them. This will be mainly for the far northern tier of the forecast area. Hazards will include brief heavy downpours and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. During the overnight period, the thunderstorms may become a bit more robust with a slight chance of severe storms for extreme Northwest Georgia.

The weekend: More widespread showers and thunderstorms look to return to the area for late Saturday into Sunday with an approaching frontal system. There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms with this activity across portions of Central Georgia Sunday afternoon.

The following update is from Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s Emergency Management director:

Update: The Storm Prediction now has a Slight Risk for Saturday across far NW north Georgia with a Marginal Risk across much of north and west Georgia. Additionally, the risk for severe weather still exists for Sunday across much of central Georgia.

What to expect:

  • Scattered storms ahead of and along a cold front will be possible on Saturday PM (highest thunderstorm risk across north and west Georgia) through Sunday (highest thunderstorm risk in central Georgia)
  • The primary threats with the storms will be damaging wind gusts and the potential for tornadoes.
  • Heaviest rainfall is expected across northern Georgia which would lead to an increased chance of flash flooding and river flooding.

LOCAL ROADS:

Clear and free to navigate: Floyd roads all open. From Michael Skeen, Floyd County’s public works director:
 
” I’m happy to report that all roads in Floyd County that were previously closed due to flooding are now open. We do have a small closure on Covey Rise Drive, off Turner Chapel, due to a failure in the road bed. This is in a very secluded area with no direct impact on residents. We expect to have this open early next week.”
FLOODING/LOCAL RIVERS

Coosa River at Plant Hammond. 571.5 feet and falling. Flood stage: 570 feet.

For additional flood reports and latest updates: Flood watch

FORECAST

Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7pm. Low around 59. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

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