Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Lighter rain tonight, into Wednesday. Latest Floyd road closings. Severe weather due late Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Lighter rain tonight, into Wednesday. Latest Floyd road closings. Severe weather due late Wednesday.

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Oostanaula River at Rome

THE LATEST

  • Oostanaula River in Rome is above flood stage, now at 26.56 feet with a crest of 27.9 feet expected this evening. Chart below.
  • Severe weather Wednesday evening/Thursday: Damaging winds, more rain and even a few tornadoes are possible because of a cold front moving this way. We could be at an enhanced risk of downed trees (power) because the ground already is saturated from the flooding rain.

Floyd County/Rome road closures: Floyd County roads update as of 6 p.m Tuesday: The following roads remain closed

– Thomas Bluff Road – 900 block near County Line
– Collier Road – access past 100 block should come from the north loop
– Gaines Loop Road – between Gaines and Crowder Roads
– Old River Road – between Highway 20 and the boat Ramp.

RAINFALL totals, 4 a.m. through 6 p.m. Tuesday

  • :Rome: 2.42 inches.
  • Cartersville: 2.40 inches.
  • Calhoun: 2.51 inches.

 


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).

OUTLOOK

Wednesday: Additional heavy rain on Wednesday night and Thursday will further increase flooding concerns across the area. Strong to potentially severe thunderstorms are possible across portions of western Georgia Wednesday afternoon and evening.


FORECAST

Tuesday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 56. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

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