Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain and thunderstorms expected all weekend. Marginal to slight risk for damaging winds, heavy rainfall, isolated flooding and hail. Up to 2 inches of rain possible.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain and thunderstorms expected all weekend. Marginal to slight risk for damaging winds, heavy rainfall, isolated flooding and hail. Up to 2 inches of rain possible.

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OUTLOOK

Scattered thunderstorms are expected today into tonight across north and central Georgia. A few storms could be strong to severe. The primary hazards with the strongest storms will be damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. With moderate to heavy rain persisting across the northern tier, there may be an emerging flash flood risk as well once the next batch of storms develop later today.

Slight risk for severe weather on Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms can be expected Sunday into early Monday. Some storms could be strong to severe Sunday. The primary hazards with the strongest storms will be damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain with localized flooding. A few brief spin up tornadoes are also possible.

STORM DAMAGE

Gordon County Emergency Manager reported to NWS some thunderstorm wind damage to a gas station in Plainville that occurred around 4:24 a.m. Saturday. The metal canopy and portions of the roof were peeled off.

Rainfall from 3 p.m. Thursday through 4 p.m. Saturday

Rome: 1.52 inches at Rome airport.

Cartersville: 0.90 of an inch at Cartersville airport.

FORECAST

Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Occasional showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 8am, then occasional showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night: Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Low around 58. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

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