Ware Mechanical Weather Center: At 8 p.m., nearly 700 without power in Floyd County; a few dozen more in Bartow, Polk.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: At 8 p.m., nearly 700 without power in Floyd County; a few dozen more in Bartow, Polk.

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POWER OUTAGES

The arriving cold front had a quick kick and some thunder and lightning as it pushed through beginning at 5 p.m. It left more than 1,800 Floyd County customers in the dark, including businesses and homes off Ga. 101. Another patch is out near Pleasant Valley Road.

  • Gusts so far this evening: 28 to 33 mph.
  • Rainfall: 0.34 of an inch since 5 p.m.

Georgia Power:

  • Floyd: 688 customers out.
  • Bartow:  36
  • Polk: 24

North Georgia EMC outages:  None in our area.

Weather history from 19 years ago:

In 2002, widespread severe weather tore across much of north Georgia producing two F-2 tornadoes, one tracked across Bartow County while the other moved across Cherokee, Pickens and Dawson Counties. In Bartow County, the tornado severely damaged 12 to 15 homes, destroyed seven chicken houses and killed 7500 chickens. In Cherokee County, two homes were completely destroyed and nine sustained moderate to severe damage. In Pickens County, a total of 26 structures, mostly homes, were destroyed and 142 structures were damaged. No deaths were reported, however 10 people were injured. In Dawson County, two double-wide mobile homes were completely destroyed and three people were injured.

FORECAST

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 56.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

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