Ware Mechanical Weather Center: New Year’s washout with up to 1.5 inches of rainfall and severe thunderstorms possible today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: New Year’s washout with up to 1.5 inches of rainfall and severe thunderstorms possible today.

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OUTLOOK

Noon update: Showers and a few thunderstorms will move across parts of north and much of central Georgia this afternoon. There is a risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and even a brief tornado. Locally heavy rain will also elevate the flood risk for low-lying and poor drainage areas. The severe threat should end west to east by early this evening.

RAINFALL (as of 12 p.m.)

  • Rome Airport: 0.42 of inch of rainfall since midnight Jan. 1.  Rome Ag Station: 0.46 of inch of rain since midnight.
  • Cartersville Airport: 0.64 of inch of rainfall since midnight Jan. 1.

FORECAST

New Year’s Day: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 67. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

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