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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another 1.25 inches of rain due Wednesday. Rome saw 4.02 inches of rain in 25 hours; Cartersville, 2.35 inches; 3.4 inches in Calhoun. After-school sports cancellations.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another 1.25 inches of rain due Wednesday. Rome saw 4.02 inches of rain in 25 hours; Cartersville, 2.35 inches; 3.4 inches in Calhoun. After-school sports cancellations.

THE LATEST Even more rain on the way. Your first look at Wednesday’s forecast: Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 82. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and… Read more

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11 p.m. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong thunderstorms over Northwest Georgia; 40-50 mph winds possible. More than 400 customers without power in Chattooga County.

11 p.m. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong thunderstorms over Northwest Georgia; 40-50 mph winds possible. More than 400 customers without power in Chattooga County.

  THE LATEST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR GORDON…NORTHWESTERN BARTOW AND EASTERN FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 1115 PM EDT… AT 1044 PM EDT…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER ADAIRSVILLE, OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF CALHOUN…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD…40 TO 50 MPH WIND…FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT…EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance today, high near 89. More rain ahead this week, cooler temps in lower 80s. 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance today, high near 89. More rain ahead this week, cooler temps in lower 80s. 

  OUTLOOK Slight rain chance today, high near 89. More rain ahead this week, cooler temps in lower 80s. FORECAST Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fall officially arrives tonight, but we won’t see any cooler temperatures any time soon.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fall officially arrives tonight, but we won’t see any cooler temperatures any time soon.

  OUTLOOK Fall officially arrives tonight at 9:54 p.m. during the fall equinox, but we won’t see any cooler temperatures any time soon. Mostly sunny today, high near 91. We do have a 20-30% rain chance this weekend, more possible early next week. FORECAST Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Relief is one the way — after two more days of 90-plus temperatures.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Relief is one the way — after two more days of 90-plus temperatures.

OUTLOOK By Sunday, we’ll start to see a decline in temperatures, settling in to the low to mid 80s later next week — right around “normal” for this time of year. FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another sizzler — 94 later today. Relief possible by Tuesday with a high of 84.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another sizzler — 94 later today. Relief possible by Tuesday with a high of 84.

    FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 97. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No real break in the heat until next week; we could see 93 today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No real break in the heat until next week; we could see 93 today.

  OUTLOOK Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday through Monday. Strong storms will be possible, producing gusty winds, frequent lightning strikes and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Wednesday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Calm wind. Thursday: Sunny, with a… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

  OUTLOOK Heat streak continues with afternoon highs six or more degrees above normal for this time of year (83 degrees). Drier conditions are expected today and Wednesday. The chance for scattered thunderstorms will return on Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Follow Parker Systems as crew, convoy arrive in storm-stricken Carolinas to help repair communications network.

Follow Parker Systems as crew, convoy arrive in storm-stricken Carolinas to help repair communications network.

  You can track the updates from the Parker Systems’ crew as they move into the debris of another storm — this time in the Carolinas — to help with restoration of communications service. This scenario has played out numerous times in recent years as disaster officials call David Parker and crew for help. In… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to 90 or warmer starting Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to 90 or warmer starting Tuesday.

  OUTLOOK Drier conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. The chance for scattered thunderstorms will return on Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 40% rain chance, cooler temps and wind gusts up to 15 mph possible today. Latest on Tropical Storm Florence.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 40% rain chance, cooler temps and wind gusts up to 15 mph possible today. Latest on Tropical Storm Florence.

  OUTLOOK A 40% rain chance and cooler temps today, high near 83. We could see wind gusts up to 15 mph. Showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected on Sunday, primarily in northeastern portions of the area. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be possible in any thunderstorms. Drier conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on Tropical Storm Florence. Here: Sunny and hot with heat index near 97; rain and wind expected Sunday.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on Tropical Storm Florence. Here: Sunny and hot with heat index near 97; rain and wind expected Sunday.

TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE: Click here for the full advisory The latest: Florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm.  The center of Florence is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern South Carolina today. Florence will then move generally northward across the western Carolinas and the central Appalachian Mountains early… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather update: Florence pounding North Carolina.  Here: Some gusts Saturday afternoon; trace of rain Sunday. Also: Mid 90s today, Saturday; heat index of 101.

Ware Mechanical Weather update: Florence pounding North Carolina. Here: Some gusts Saturday afternoon; trace of rain Sunday. Also: Mid 90s today, Saturday; heat index of 101.

  HURRICANE FLORENCE: Click here for the full advisory The latest: 90-mph winds as hurricane slams coastal North Carolina. Florence came ashore this morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the west at a slow forward speed is expected today, followed by a slow west-southwestward motion tonight and Saturday. On… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: The latest on Florence; some rain, gusts to 20-plus mph possible over the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: The latest on Florence; some rain, gusts to 20-plus mph possible over the weekend.

HURRICANE FLORENCE: Click here for the full advisory The latest: .Florence is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this general motion, accompanied by a gradual decrease in forward speed, is expected to continue through today. A turn to the west-northwest and west at an even slower forward speed is expected tonight and… Read more

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Buzz: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday. Seminar set to help disabled with emergency plans. Weather service offers ‘Skywarn’ classes in Rome. Chieftain’s volunteer Saturday set.

Buzz: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday. Seminar set to help disabled with emergency plans. Weather service offers ‘Skywarn’ classes in Rome. Chieftain’s volunteer Saturday set.

  Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday for Rome-Floyd residents. Set for the recycling center in North Rome, the hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You need to schedule a dropoff appointment: 706-291-5266. The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living offers “Ready – Set – GO!,” a class on preparing for emergencies,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Northwest Georgia could see tropical storm winds by Saturday; storm remnants could be a threat by Monday.  Deal declares state of emergency. Latest on the tropics and our local forecast.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Northwest Georgia could see tropical storm winds by Saturday; storm remnants could be a threat by Monday. Deal declares state of emergency. Latest on the tropics and our local forecast.

HURRICANE FLORENCE: Click here for the full advisory The latest: Packing 130-mph winds and now racing northwest toward the Carolina coast at 15 mph, Northwest Georgia needs to keep an eye on what happens after the storm comes ashore. The latest forecast map puts Florence — downgraded to a depression — near Northeast Georgia on Monday… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Mid 80s today, back to 90 by later in the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 80s today, back to 90 by later in the weekend.

  OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected today and Wednesday, primarily in the afternoon and evening. A few storms could be strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. The weather hazards for Thursday through Sunday, if any, will greatly depend on the track of Hurricane Florence. Florence is forecast to become a… Read more

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Updated: Floyd Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management organizing local relief efforts as Hurricane Florence, with 130-mph winds, continues collision course with Carolina/Virginia coast.

Updated: Floyd Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management organizing local relief efforts as Hurricane Florence, with 130-mph winds, continues collision course with Carolina/Virginia coast.

Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd County Emergency Management are beginning proactive strategic planning for supply drops, volunteer registration and logistics as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast.  A meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. The collaborative efforts of local churches, city and county schools, law enforcement… Read more

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