STORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY EVENING: As the above graphic shows, we could see some rough weather thanks to an advancing cold front. Rainfall remains on the weak side — less than two tenths of an inch overnight Thursday. We’ll have updates as needed later today on Hometown Headlines.
JUST MISSED ANOTHER RECORD: With a high of 91, Rome ended Oct. 19 two degrees shy of tying the record for this date in 1938. We’ll come close again today (86 vs. a record of 89). Temperatures have been running 13 or more degrees above normal but by Friday, will fall below normal with highs almost 20 degrees cooler than today.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 41.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 45.