Heaviest rain should be between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. — three quarters of an inch — with another two-tenths of an inch through 6 p.m. Showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected today and tonight in association with a cold front. A few of the storms could become strong with the main hazards of gusty winds and occasional lightning. Localized rainfall totals over two inches will be possible over far north Georgia through tonight.
It’s going to be a busy day, rain or not, with the Rome Noon Optimist pancake breakfast (6 a.m.-noon, civic center), Berry football (vs. Huntingdon, noon, Vahalla) and CRBI fish fry (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rome First United Methodist). We’ll post updates on any weather-related changes.
Saturday: Showers before 8am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. High near 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 60.
Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 40.