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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: First day of summer — the longest ‘day’ of the year — will be a wet one.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: First day of summer — the longest ‘day’ of the year — will be a wet one.

OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today, particularly over north Georgia. A few storms could be strong to severe. Enhanced moisture over the area will increase the threat of heavy rain. Main threats in strong storms will be strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rainfall. FORECAST Thursday: Showers and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Smog alert today: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Wednesday June 20. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone, and people… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

  OUTLOOK Another heat index of 99 or higher due today. Also, there is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain possible. Monday’s numbers:… Read more

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Clean up continues in Chattooga County following severe storm Sunday afternoon; at least 50 trees toppled.

Clean up continues in Chattooga County following severe storm Sunday afternoon; at least 50 trees toppled.

Just a handful of customers were without power in the Summerville area Monday morning following a severe storm that swept the county. The National Weather Service has received reports of as many as 50 trees toppled by the afternoon storm. More than 1,600 people were without power service late Sunday evening, according to Georgia Power’s… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sticky season is here with another heat index of 100 degrees or more expected. All 90s through next weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sticky season is here with another heat index of 100 degrees or more expected. All 90s through next weekend.

  OUTLOOK Triple-digit heat index: Beware a third consecutive day of the heat index hitting 100 degrees or hotter; it happened Saturday and Sunday and likely will again today. Overall: There is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Update: Rough stuff just about out of our area after strong gusts, heavy rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Update: Rough stuff just about out of our area after strong gusts, heavy rain.

THE LATEST Some amazing gusts being recorded at Richard B. Russell Airport this afternoon:   4:53 p.m.: 39 mph. 5 p.m. : 44 mph with sustained winds of 30 mph. 5:13 p.m.: 33 mph.   Rainfall in the last hour: 0.39 of an inch. The rain did take care of that 101-degree heat index from… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 30% chance of showers, thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 30% chance of showers, thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today.

  OUTLOOK There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon. Heat index near 99 today. Looking ahead, there is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Advisory for strong thunderstorms in Polk until 7:15 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Advisory for strong thunderstorms in Polk until 7:15 p.m.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY UNTIL 715 PM EDT…   At 643 PM EDT…a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from Etna to near Esom Hill to near Cedartown…and moving southwest at 10 mph.   HAZARD…40 to 50 mph wind…pea sized hail and frequent cloud to ground lightning.   IMPACT…Expect minor damage… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 99 possible today; weekend highs of 91.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 99 possible today; weekend highs of 91.

  OUTLOOK There is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Highs of 93 expected Saturday, Sunday; rain chance around 30%

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Highs of 93 expected Saturday, Sunday; rain chance around 30%

  OUTLOOK There is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Thunderstorms moving into Floyd, Chattooga counties.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Thunderstorms moving into Floyd, Chattooga counties.

OUTLOOK Some strong gusts this afternoon at the airport, some topping 30 mph. Rainfall so far is at 0.17 of an inch. There is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 50% rain chance through Thursday with highs of 90. Update on Monday’s storms.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 50% rain chance through Thursday with highs of 90. Update on Monday’s storms.

  OUTLOOK There is a chance of thunderstorms each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain. From Monday: The afternoon storms left 0.29 of an inch of rain at the Rome airport;… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather aftermath: Storm dumps 1.22 inches of rain at ag weather station; gusts of 32 mph. Around 200 power outages across the region.

Ware Mechanical Weather aftermath: Storm dumps 1.22 inches of rain at ag weather station; gusts of 32 mph. Around 200 power outages across the region.

FROM FLOYD COUNTY 156 customers out near Armuchee at 5 p.m. In Rome: Gusts of 26 to 32 mph. Rainfall: About a quarter of an inch through 5 p.m. Monday at the airport. At the agricultural weather station off Bells Ferry, 1.22 inches of rain. FROM CHATTOOGA COUNTY Tree limbs down near U.S. 27 and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Significant weather advisory through 6:30 p.m. for southern Floyd, Polk counties.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Significant weather advisory through 6:30 p.m. for southern Floyd, Polk counties.

THE LATEST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR POLK AND SOUTHERN FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM EDT… At 559 PM EDT…a strong thunderstorm was near Cedartown. This storm was nearly stationary. HAZARD…Up to 40 mph wind…frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT…Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of light…unsecured objects. Heavy rain… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 90 with 30% rain chance today, but more on way Sunday and next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 90 with 30% rain chance today, but more on way Sunday and next week.

  OUTLOOK There is a 30% rain chance this afternoon and evening, high near 90. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms can be expected Saturday through Thursday, most so during the afternoon and evening each day. On any given day, a few storms could be strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS… Read more

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