Scattered thunderstorms are forecast across the area today as a cold front pushes eastward. Some of these storms could produce locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning… Overnight shows left around 0.15 of an inch on the ground.
OUR SUMMER BY THE NUMBERS.
- Fall begins at 3:20 this afternoon. It ends a summer that saw highs up to 97 degrees in Rome and 93 in Rome. Our average high was 79.3 degrees, 0.4 of a degree higher than normal. Cartersville’s average was 77.7, or 0.2 of a degree above the norm.
- We saw double our normal rainfall between June 1 and Aug. 30 (called meteorlogical summer), or 23.57 inches. Cartersville was at 19.56 inches vs. the normal of 11.11 inches. You can attribute much of that to the series of tropical remnants that moved through our area so far this hurricane season — and that doesn’t count the four inches we saw in recent days as what was left of Nicholas dragged across Northwest Georgia.
- The highest one-day total for rain in Rome was 3.48 inches on Aug. 31; in Cartersville, 2.84 on Aug. 17.
- Expanded data here.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm. Patchy fog between 8am and 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.