Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian targets the Atlantic Coast; conditions easing in Coastal Georgia. Local: High fire danger; a few degrees cooler but hot weekend ahead.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian targets the Atlantic Coast; conditions easing in Coastal Georgia. Local: High fire danger; a few degrees cooler but hot weekend ahead.

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THE LATEST ON DORIAN

Coastal Georgia is still under tropical storm and hurricane warnings as Dorian begins a more northerly track. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, winds were at 115 mph and it was moving north at 8 p.m. It was around 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Savannah River to Poquoson, Va.

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HOW TO HELP

Rome Cleaners reports the staff has a truck set up at the 712 Broad St. location collecting water, paper items (paper towels, toilet paper), non-perishable food/items and baby formula. They will be seeing if any items are needed in areas impacted in Georgia first; if not, then items will be going to the Bahamas. Folks can drop off donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. This is in conjunction with the sheriff’s RomeGaCares operation.
  • Hometown Headlines will post relief efforts coordinated by RomeGaCares, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross.

OUTLOOK

HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING
FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO STRONG WINDS...

Sustained winds of 15 to 20 MPH can be expected along with gusts
of 25 to 30 MPH. Relative Humidities will likely stay above 25
percent.

With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can be expected.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities
concerning whether your may burn outdoors.  If you do burn
outside, use extreme caution.

FORECAST

Today: Sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 96.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 68.

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