Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Flash flood watch as outer bands stretch into NW Georgia. Latest radar plus hour-by-hour forecast overnight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Flash flood watch as outer bands stretch into NW Georgia. Latest radar plus hour-by-hour forecast overnight.

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THE LATEST

The outer bands of Hurricane Sally are just now sweeping into Northwest Georgia. We have much more ahead of us.

  • Rainfall: Through 7:30 p.m., a quarter inch of rain had fallen at the airport in Armuchee. In Cartersville, a third of an inch.

What’s on the way between tonight through 6 a.m. Thursday: The listed wind speeds are sustained winds; gusts will top 20 mph.

8 pm

Likely Rain
Temp: 68°F
Wind: E @ 13 mph
9 pm

Likely Rain
Temp: 67°F
Wind: ENE @ 13 mph
10 pm

Rain
Temp: 67°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
11 pm

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph

 

Thursday, SEP 17
12 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
1 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
2 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
3 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
4 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
5 am

Rain
Temp: 66°F
Wind: NE @ 14 mph

 

WATCHES and WARNINGS

Flash flood watch in effect now through 8 a.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for the majority of north and central Georgia, except for far northwest Georgia and southeast central Georgia. * From now through Friday morning * Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the outer rain bands of Hurricane Sally as it tracks inland west of the area Wednesday and Thursday, then weakening as a tropical depression by the time it tracks across the central portion of the area into early Friday. Associated rainfall totals in excess of 3 to 4 inches and areas of 5 to 6 inches are expected with even locally higher amounts possible. The highest amounts look to be in a swath centered along the I-85 corridor, though this could shift with future forecast updates. * Soils are expected to become quickly saturated and runoff from heavy rain will lead to a threat of flash flooding. Some of the rivers, small creeks, and streams could also respond with flooding that may linger beyond the watch period.

The latest on Sally and all the storms right now. Hurricane center.

 

OUTLOOK

At least isolated thunderstorms are expected through Friday. The main concern will be heavy rain and flooding potential starting Wednesday night and continuing Thursday for north and portions of west central Georgia and this threat may continue Thursday night into Friday for portions of north and central Georgia. Due to the heavy rainfall, Flash flooding or river flooding for many areas can be expected.

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FORECAST

Wednesday Night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10pm. Low around 66. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 76. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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