Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood warnings in Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga counties. Look for 83 on Friday and 80 on Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood warnings in Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga counties. Look for 83 on Friday and 80 on Saturday.

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Heavy rain, strong winds sweep through Northwest Georgia Tuesday night.

  • Bartow County Emergency Management reported 50 to 60 trees down, some minor structural damage and a tractor trailer flipped near Macedonia and Boss roads.
  • Rainfall: Since 6 a.m. Monday, Rome has recorded 2.28 inches of rain; Cartersville, 2.88 inches; Calhoun, 2.83 inches.
  • Flood warnings are up for Armuchee Creek, the Coosa (Lock and Dam as well as Plant Hammond), the Oostanaula River near Calhoun and Chattooga River near Summerville.
  • Power: Just a handful of outages at 8:20 a.m., with a few near Cartersville and Summerville, according to Georgia Power. A similar report for the northern counties served by North Georgia EMC.

OUTLOOK

Thunderstorms will be possible over North Georgia on Saturday and across the entire area on Sunday.

FORECAST

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

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