Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood watch extended until 7 a.m. Monday; about 2.1 inches of rain in Rome so far, 1.79 inches in Cartersville. Oostanaula is rising again.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood watch extended until 7 a.m. Monday; about 2.1 inches of rain in Rome so far, 1.79 inches in Cartersville. Oostanaula is rising again.

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The National Weather Service has extended the flood watch for our area and much of north and west Georgia through 7 a.m. Monday. It had been set to expire tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s why:

Areas of moderate to occasionally heavy rain will continue across north and central Georgia through tonight. Additional rainfall amounts up to an inch are likely with isolated higher amounts possible. These rainfall amounts will likely lead to flooding, especially across far northeast Georgia.  Rivers and creeks remain high from recent rainfall and the smaller basins will be quick to respond to high rainfall rates and associated runoff, particularly over north and west central Georgia.

Latest rainfall totals (as of 4 p.m. Sunday):

  • Rome (Airport): 2.08 inches since 10 p.m. Friday.
  • Cartersville (Airport): 1.79 inches since 10 p.m. Friday.

Oostanaula River at Rome

FORECAST

Today: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog before 9am. High near 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between 10pm and 2am, then a chance of rain after 2am. Areas of fog after 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

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