Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a low of 31, attention turning to Saturday’s weather: 1.5 to 2 inches of rain possible; storms, too.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a low of 31, attention turning to Saturday’s weather: 1.5 to 2 inches of rain possible; storms, too.

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From Floyd County Emergency Management Director Tim Herrington: There is a chance we could experience high winds, large hail, possible tornadoes, and heavy periods of rain associated with the weather system expected to move into our area Saturday morning.

Overview: A possible severe weather system will move into Georgia Saturday morning as it exits the Mississippi River Valley. There is still some uncertainty with the track of the associated surface low — and the placement of its warm front across North and Central Georgia. For now, the best location for severe weather looks to be mainly along and south of Interstate 20 during the day Saturday. In addition to the potential for strong to severe storms, heavy rain will also be a concern … in the 1.5 to 2 inch range.

OUTLOOK

Morning low Thursday was 31 degrees.

FORECAST

Today: Sunny, with a high near 65. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Showers, mainly after 2am. Low around 50. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 73. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 44.

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