Storms: Please keep an eye on the storms moving in from the Northwest later tonight.
Heat: Missed the record by one degree: Rome’s official high for Tuesday was 99 degrees. The heat index peaked at 109 degrees.
- In Cartersville: 100 degrees, tying the record first set on Aug. 13, 1957, with a maximum heat index of 109 (for three out of five hours).
- Rome: 95 degrees with a heat index of 101. Index reached 109 degrees today.
- Cartersville: 93 degrees and heat index of 102. Index reached 109 degrees today.
- The forecast calls for a high of 99 degrees — just shy of the record for Aug. 13. See precautions below.
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected each day, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong with gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 70. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.