Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.16 inches of rain in Cartersville so far, 0.26 in Rome. More on the way. Flood watch through 7 a.m. Wednesday. High of 71 today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.16 inches of rain in Cartersville so far, 0.26 in Rome. More on the way. Flood watch through 7 a.m. Wednesday. High of 71 today.

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THE LATEST

Flash flood watch in effect through Wednesday morning: A frontal boundary will remain stalled across much of north and central Georgia through Wednesday morning. Waves of moderate to locally heavy rainfall are expected today through Wednesday morning. Soils are already saturated and additional rainfall, even lighter amounts, will only exacerbate run off. One to three inches of rain has already fallen over the southern and eastern Atlanta metro areas and additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible through the remainder of the day. The axis of heavier rainfall is expected to shift northward overnight and Tuesday with additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches possible. Locally higher amounts, especially across the higher terrain of north Georgia, are also possible.

OUTLOOK

Widespread dense fog will be possible into the morning hours for portions of northeastern Georgia and southeastern portions of the forecast area. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued and is in effect until 10 AM. Precautions should be taken in areas of reduced visibilities. . Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to move along a stalled frontal boundary situated across portions of north and central Georgia. Rainfall will be heavy at times and localized flooding is possible in addition to some river flooding. The Flash Flood Watch continues for much of north and central Georgia. .

Wednesday through Monday: Showers and thunderstorms will persist into Saturday as a frontal boundary remains stalled over north Georgia. Heavy rainfall could again lead to flooding concerns as soils will already be saturated. The Flash Flood Watch will continue through early Wednesday morning.

RAIN since 12:01 a.m. Monday-10 a.m. Tuesday:

Rome: 0.60 inches.

Cartersville: 1.39 inches.

FORECAST

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Widespread dense fog before 11am. High near 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

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