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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: An inch-plus of rain due Sunday afternoon and then colder to start the week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: An inch-plus of rain due Sunday afternoon and then colder to start the week.

  OUTLOOK Our best chance of rain is between 1 and 7 this afternoon with at least 1.10 inches on the way. FORECAST Sunday: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and low 50s today and then another rain/colder air cycle begins Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and low 50s today and then another rain/colder air cycle begins Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Sunny and a bit warmer today and Sunday; rain returns later Sunday into Monday with colder air. FORECAST Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday: Showers. High near… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Temperatures rising after a cold start — morning low of 25; wind chill of 15. High today only 39; warmer weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Temperatures rising after a cold start — morning low of 25; wind chill of 15. High today only 39; warmer weekend.

THE LATEST At 8 a.m., the morning low was 25 degrees; the wind chill was down to 15. Temperatures are now rising: 26 and 18 at 9 a.m. Final weather update of the morning. OUTLOOK A strong cold front will bring cold and windy conditions to much of north Georgia tonight into Friday morning. Northwest… Read more

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Delays & Closings: Virtual classes Friday for Chattooga County schools. Gordon schools have a two-hour delayed start. Gordon health department to open at 10 a.m.

Delays & Closings: Virtual classes Friday for Chattooga County schools. Gordon schools have a two-hour delayed start. Gordon health department to open at 10 a.m.

  Below please find a list of closings or delays. Email the basic announcement to druck@hometownheadlines.com. No pdfs or memes, please. Friday morning: We’ll update this file before 6 a.m. SCHOOLS Virtual day for Chattooga Schools (courtesy of WZQZ) Chattooga School Superintendent Jared Hosmer made the following announcement concerning school on Friday, Jan. 7: Due… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rain ends; strong gusts next; overnight low of 22 forecast with a morning wind chill of 22.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rain ends; strong gusts next; overnight low of 22 forecast with a morning wind chill of 22.

OUTLOOK We’re looking at a low Friday morning of 22 degrees with a wind chill of 13 around sunrise. Most of the rain has moved through the area; we had about a third of an inch overall. A strong cold front will bring cold and windy conditions to much of north Georgia tonight into Friday… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Double shot of brief snow on Thursday, first around sunrise and then that evening. Colder on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Double shot of brief snow on Thursday, first around sunrise and then that evening. Colder on Friday.

  THE LATEST Light snow possible Thursday and Thursday night (for Chattooga, Gordon counties): A storm system will move across the Mid-South and Tennessee valley bringing rain and winter precipitation to parts of far north Georgia on Thursday and Thursday night. As the precipitation begins Thursday morning over northwest Georgia, it may fall as a… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Watch out for black ice during this morning’s commute (and back-to-school traffic).  Colder temperatures remain and maybe another couple of shots of snow early Thursday, Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Watch out for black ice during this morning’s commute (and back-to-school traffic). Colder temperatures remain and maybe another couple of shots of snow early Thursday, Friday.

  THE LATEST As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, Floyd E-911 had not received any reports of black ice on area roads.  Weather service warns of black ice potential: “Melting snow and wet surfaces will refreeze this evening across portions of far north Georgia as temperatures drop into the 20s to low 30s. This will create… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some light snow reported overnight.  Around 250 customers without power in NW Georgia. Morning low: 36 with wind chill of 29.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some light snow reported overnight. Around 250 customers without power in NW Georgia. Morning low: 36 with wind chill of 29.

ADVISORIES IN EFFECT Winter weather advisory ends. Wind advisory until noon. BY THE NUMBERS Light snow was reported at the airport at 4 a.m. but temperatures have stayed a bit higher than forecast. The low for the day: 36 degrees with wind chill of 29 degrees. Sustained winds have been as high as 15 mph… Read more

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Weather closings and delays: Power issues at Shorter; university closed for the rest of the day.

Weather closings and delays: Power issues at Shorter; university closed for the rest of the day.

The following is a list of closings and delays linked to Monday morning’s weather. Please use the exact format below; no PDFS or graphics; text only. To add to the list, please email druck@hometownheadlines.com  SCHOOLS Shorter University: Due to a continuing power outage on campus, Shorter University will stay closed the rest of Monday. Read more

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Ware Mechanical winter storm advisory: Some snow due around sunrise Monday; wicked gusts until noon; wind chill of 22 degrees at 8 a.m. Hour-by-hour overnight forecast.

Ware Mechanical winter storm advisory: Some snow due around sunrise Monday; wicked gusts until noon; wind chill of 22 degrees at 8 a.m. Hour-by-hour overnight forecast.

  What we’re expecting: Around sunrise, up to 0.30 of an inch of snow. A low of 32 degrees with a wind chill of 22. A winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. A wind advisory until noon Monday. From Tim Herrington, Floyd County Emergency Management Director: The National Weather Service has placed much of North… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Tornado watch until 3 a.m. Sunday for Chattoga, Gordon, extreme NW Georgia. Storm will move across our area overnight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Tornado watch until 3 a.m. Sunday for Chattoga, Gordon, extreme NW Georgia. Storm will move across our area overnight.

Tornado watch until 3 a.m. Sunday for Chattooga, Gordon and these counties: (in yellow) Catoosa, Dade, Murray, Walker and Whitfield. What to expect: Heavy rain, gusts of 25-plus mph.   GET CODE RED From Floyd County Emergency Management: “Code Red is an emergency notification system that is provided to help protect the citizens of Floyd… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More severe weather possible late Saturday. More than an inch of rain Saturday night into Sunday. New Year’s Day high: 77; Monday morning low, 27.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More severe weather possible late Saturday. More than an inch of rain Saturday night into Sunday. New Year’s Day high: 77; Monday morning low, 27.

  A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MURRAY, NORTHEASTERN FLOYD, GORDON AND EAST CENTRAL CHATTOOGA COUNTIES THROUGH 600 PM EST… AT 507 PM EST, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER EVERETT SPRINGS, OR 8 MILES WEST OF CALHOUN, MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. HAZARD…UP TO 40 MPH WIND, PEA SIZED HAIL AND FREQUENT… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around 160 customers without power at midafternoon; photos of Rome, Floyd crews making repairs. Crazy day with a record high, heavy rain and a tornado watch — and for today, a flood watch.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around 160 customers without power at midafternoon; photos of Rome, Floyd crews making repairs. Crazy day with a record high, heavy rain and a tornado watch — and for today, a flood watch.

  THURSDAY’S LATEST Flood watch for the region through 7 tonight because of runoff from the storms. Our rainfall was moderate to heavy and now that rain is making its way to our rivers. Calhoun, for example, saw 2.31 inches of rain on Wednesday vs.1.50 inches in Rome and Cartersville. STORMY WEDNESDAY A bizarre day… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: 1,000 without power in Floyd. Another 500 in adjoining counties. Tornado watch ends for Floyd, Chattooga; new watch takes in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties through 5 a.m. Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: 1,000 without power in Floyd. Another 500 in adjoining counties. Tornado watch ends for Floyd, Chattooga; new watch takes in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties through 5 a.m. Thursday.

New tornado watch includes Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties through 5 a.m. Thursday. -Floyd, Chattooga are not included in this newest watch.   POWER OUTAGES at 10:50 p.m. Georgia Power: Floyd: 947 customers Bartow: 451 Gordon: 55 Polk: 5 Chattooga: 11. North Georgia EMC outages: 92 in Summerville, Trion and Calhoun. From Floyd E-911: The storm has… Read more

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