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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another sizzling 99 on Monday, a bit cooler today: 96. Good news: Mid 80s by Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another sizzling 99 on Monday, a bit cooler today: 96. Good news: Mid 80s by Thursday.

  OUTLOOK Fall officially begins next Monday, Sept. 23, and it can’t get here fast enough. Or at least the cooler weather. Monday’s high was 99 in Rome and Cartersville vs. an average of 83 for this time of year.  The record: 100 degrees set in 1927. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More upper 90s through Wednesday and then a slight break starting Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More upper 90s through Wednesday and then a slight break starting Thursday.

  OUTLOOK Another round of highs in the upper 90s with no heat relief due until Thursday. Not a drop of rain in the seven-day forecast, either. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 67. North wind around 5… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm and sunny week ahead, highs in lower 90s. Latest on Tropical Storm Humberto.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm and sunny week ahead, highs in lower 90s. Latest on Tropical Storm Humberto.

OUTLOOK Another warm and sunny week ahead, but temps will be in lower 90s. Right now, not much chance of rain this week. THE TROPICS Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to become a hurricane later today or early Monday. It is expected to stay off shore, but the coast could see some strong winds and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slightly cooler, just 90 instead of 100 degrees, with rain possible this weekend. New record temperature set on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slightly cooler, just 90 instead of 100 degrees, with rain possible this weekend. New record temperature set on Friday.

THE LATEST Another record breaking day of heat on Friday. Look for slightly cooler temps with high near 90 with 20-30% rain chance all weekend. FRIDAY’S HEAT In Rome: 100 degrees was the official high. Previous record: 99 set in 1927. In Cartersville: 100 was the day’s high. Previous record was 94, reached in 1962.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high of 99 in Rome Thursday, 100 in Cartersville. Hang on for one more day; normal temperatures return over the weekend. Plus: We’re on tropics watch again.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high of 99 in Rome Thursday, 100 in Cartersville. Hang on for one more day; normal temperatures return over the weekend. Plus: We’re on tropics watch again.

  THE LATEST Smog alert Friday for Cartersville, metro Atlanta: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Friday September 13. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record heat in Rome, Cartersville today. Smog alert Friday for Cartesville, metro Atlanta.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record heat in Rome, Cartersville today. Smog alert Friday for Cartesville, metro Atlanta.

THE LATEST In Rome: 99 degrees today with a heat index of 102. Record for today was 98 set in 1953. In Cartersville: 98 degrees; heat index of 99. Record for today was 97, also reached in 1953. Smog alert Friday for Cartersville, metro Atlanta: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Most power restored after late-night storms. Upper 90s due Thursday, Friday; a tad cooler over the weekend, upper 80s by Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Most power restored after late-night storms. Upper 90s due Thursday, Friday; a tad cooler over the weekend, upper 80s by Monday.

AFTERMATH Most power outages across Northwest Georgia from Tuesday night’s storms have been repaired. At 5 a.m., roughly 60 customers in the five-county area still were without service. Some outages lasted up to four hours, especially in the Chulio Road area. Pockets across the region experienced locally heavy rainfall; officially, all of 0.02 of an… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat easing with plenty of power outages left behind.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat easing with plenty of power outages left behind.

THE LATEST Georgia Power reports 255 customers were without service as of 9 p.m. Tuesday (click outage map). Gusts so far this evening at Richard B. Russell Airport in Armuchee have reached 31-mph with sustained winds of 21 mph. Rainfall has been relatively light, 0.04 of an inch through 7:30 p.m. Much heavier rainfall reported… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 90s at least through Friday; heat index could hit 104 on Tuesday. Smog alert today for Bartow County, metro Atlanta.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 90s at least through Friday; heat index could hit 104 on Tuesday. Smog alert today for Bartow County, metro Atlanta.

  OUTLOOK A code orange Air Quality Alert has been issued for Bartow County and metro Atlanta for today. Sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and people with heart or lung conditions, should take care if doing any outdoor activities. Near record heat will continue through the middle of the week with a… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and hot with high near 93 and warmer on Monday with high near 98.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and hot with high near 93 and warmer on Monday with high near 98.

  OUTLOOK Sunny and hot with high near 93 and warmer on Monday with high near 98. Slight chance of rain on Tuesday. FORECAST Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Calm… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 90s today and Sunday; heat index will hit 97. No rain until at least Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 90s today and Sunday; heat index will hit 97. No rain until at least Tuesday.

    OUTLOOK Just a simmering hot weekend with no rain expected until at least Tuesday. We’ll stay in the mid-90s into next week. FORECAST Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 97. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night: Clear, with a low… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Temperatures to climb into the upper 90s all weekend. Latest on Hurricane Dorian.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Temperatures to climb into the upper 90s all weekend. Latest on Hurricane Dorian.

  HURRICANE DORIAN For the latest updates, please see the National Hurricane Center’s report. Click Dorian   FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Calm… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian targets the Atlantic Coast; conditions easing in Coastal Georgia. Local: High fire danger; a few degrees cooler but hot weekend ahead.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian targets the Atlantic Coast; conditions easing in Coastal Georgia. Local: High fire danger; a few degrees cooler but hot weekend ahead.

THE LATEST ON DORIAN Coastal Georgia is still under tropical storm and hurricane warnings as Dorian begins a more northerly track. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, winds were at 115 mph and it was moving north at 8 p.m. It was around 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for… Read more

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Awaiting Dorian: Salvation Army’s Capt. Jason Smith of Rome serving as incident commander in Georgia to help evacuees.

Awaiting Dorian: Salvation Army’s Capt. Jason Smith of Rome serving as incident commander in Georgia to help evacuees.

  Media release:  The Salvation Army of Georgia activated feeding and hydration service to emergency disaster personnel and evacuees in coastal Georgia areas and around the state as Hurricane Dorian slowly churned northward just off the Florida coast. It is anticipated Hurricane Dorian will stay just off the Florida and Georgia coasts, but a small… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian remains a threat to Georgia’s coast; tropical storm, hurricane, storm surge warnings in place. Kemp expands emergency declaration. Local: Heat index of 100 due today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dorian remains a threat to Georgia’s coast; tropical storm, hurricane, storm surge warnings in place. Kemp expands emergency declaration. Local: Heat index of 100 due today.

    HURRICANE DORIAN Hurricane Dorian’s winds were at 110 mph on Wednesday as the storm was moving north-northwest at 8 mph. On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight. The center of Dorian is forecast to move near or over… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: The latest on Hurricane Dorian; Georgia coast under tropical storm, storm surge warnings. Plus: Local forecast.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: The latest on Hurricane Dorian; Georgia coast under tropical storm, storm surge warnings. Plus: Local forecast.

  HURRICANE DORIAN As of this afternoon, Hurricane Dorian’s winds were down to 110 mph as the storm was drifting northwest at 2 mph. All of Georgia’s coast remains under a storm surge warning as well as a tropical storm warning. Dorian’s winds and rain are expected Wednesday and Thursday along our coast. SUMMARY OF… Read more

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