Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Latest on local roads. New flood watch starts Monday for upcoming rain. Flood warning for local waterways continues.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on local roads. New flood watch starts Monday for upcoming rain. Flood warning for local waterways continues.

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THE LATEST

  • Flood watch, from 1 p.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday: Several waves of moderate to heavy rain will be moving in Monday and persisting for much of the week. Through Tuesday evening, two to four inches of rain with locally higher amounts are possible. Flooding could also occur in low-lying and urbanized areas, rivers, creeks and streams, which could continue well after the rain ends.
  • 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The roads below remain closed:  Thomas Bluff Road – 900 block near County Line;  Collier Road – access past 100 block should come from the north loop; and  Old River Road – access past the boat ramp should come from Looney

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK

  • RAINFALL EXPECTED: Another strong storm system will approach the state on Monday bringing prolonged heavy rain. Current forecasts indicate 2 to 4 inches of rain just from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon. The heaviest amounts are expected over north Georgia where isolated areas may see up to 5 inches. Light to moderate rain is expected to linger into Wednesday with yet another round of heavy rain possible on Thursday.
  • ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS: Very heavy rain from earlier this week produced 3 to 6 inches of rain across all of north and central Georgia with the highest amounts falling over north Georgia. Streamflow remains very high, with much above normal conditions being observed. With the anticipated heavy rain, many rivers will be unable to handle the expected runoff.
  • IMPACTS: Widespread minor to moderate river flooding and flash flooding is likely for much of north Georgia and will be possible over middle Georgia as well. Roads will become closed and property susceptible to flooding will be at risk.
  • ACTIONS: Stay alert to the latest forecasts and information. A Flash Flood or Flood Watch may be issued for north Georgia and possibly further south. Know what county you are in and the names of rivers and creeks in your area. Mentally rehearse what to do if a Flash Flood Warning is issued, particularly if you are driving or live or are visiting an area near a creek or river.
  • FLOOD WATCH: A flood watch will be in effect from 1 p.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday for all of North Georgia including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga. Several waves of moderate to heavy rain will be moving in Monday and persisting for much of the week. Through Tuesday evening,  three to four inches of rain with locally higher amounts are  possible. Flooding could also occur in low- lying areas, rivers,  small creeks and streams, which could continue well after the  rain ends. Watch

SNOWFALL TOTALS

Here are the official totals for Saturday from the National Weather Service (in inches):

  • Floyd: 1 inch.
  • Bartow: 1.5 inches.
  • Gordon: 1.8 inches.
  • Polk: No report.
  • Chattooga: 2 inches.

 


 

Oostanaula River at Rome

FLOODING/ROADS

  • New: Flooding closes several parks until further notice. “Because of high water, Ridge Ferry Park and all Ridge Ferry Park trails along with Heritage Park and Riverview Park behind the levee are closed. Also: Tolbert Park.”
  • Latest flooding concerns for area waterways: Click here for latest specific updates.
    • Armuchee Creek near Armuchee affecting Floyd County.
    • Coosa River, Lock and Dam Park.
    • Coosa River, Plant Hammond.
    • Oostanaula River near Resaca affecting Floyd and Gordon Counties
    • Oostanaula River, near Calhoun affecting Gordon County.
    • Oostanaula River near Rome US Hwy. 27 affecting Floyd County (see above graphic).

FORECAST

Sunday: Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Showers, mainly after 7am. High near 62. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 67. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50.

Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

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