SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE WITH HIGH WINDS AND SMALL HAIL. OTHERWISE...A FEW STRONG STORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY WINDS...AND LIGHTNING CAN BE EXPECTED. THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WITH THE GREATEST COVERAGE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF GUSTY WINDS, LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. FLOODING COULD BE A GROWING CONCERN AS WE APPROACH THE WEEKEND WITH CONTINUED ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. PLEASE MONITOR UPDATES FOR ANY CHANGES.
WGAA: At 4 p.m. Friday, scanner traffic indicates a tree is down on Shiloh Road near Shiloh Baptist Church in Polk County. Another tree down over the road, Little Harmony Road at Parker Roberts Road in west end of Polk Co.
The National Weather Service has posted a severe thunderstorm watch for central and north Georgia (all to our south and east, starting near Carrollton) through 7 tonight. Storms are expected to cross into the state around 3 this afternoon. Please be alert if traveling in that area this afternoon. The area with purple are in the watch zone.
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue today through tonight. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out this morning with a more organized area of storms tracking across portions of west central and north Georgia. Otherwise heavy rain, gusty winds, and lightning will be the main threats. Some strong storms are possible and isolated severe cannot be ruled out.
Saturday through Thursday: Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Saturday through Thursday with the greatest coverage Saturday through Monday. Any thunderstorms will be capable of gusty winds, lightning and heavy rain. Flooding could be a growing concern as we approach the weekend with continued rounds of showers and storms. Please monitor updates for any changes.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday until 1 p.m.
Rome: 0.18 inches.
Cartersville: 0.0 inches
Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. High near 86. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms after 11am. High near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.