Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Flood warnings up for Coosa River at Lock & Dam, Plant Hammond; Armuchee Creek; and Oostanaula in Calhoun. Photos and video.

Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Flood warnings up for Coosa River at Lock & Dam, Plant Hammond; Armuchee Creek; and Oostanaula in Calhoun. Photos and video.

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Little Dry Creek off Martha Berry just after John Davenport is anything but dry Monday morning. Hometown photo.
The flood gate is down at the levee off Second Avenue in Rome Monday morning as the Oostanaula has risen above 19 feet, known as “action stage.” Hometown photo by Natalie Simms.
You’d normally see a trail under the Turner McCall bridge leading to the backside of Shane’s barbecue at River Walk off Riverside Parkway. But not on Monday as the Ooostanaula continued to swell. Hometown photo.

FLOOD WARNINGS:

Coosa River at Lock & Dam:  24.1 feet…and rising.  Flood stage is 24 feet.

Coosa River at Plant Hammond: 571.5 feet…and rising. Flood stage is 570 feet.

Armuchee Creek near Armuchee. 18.6 feet and rising. Flood stage is 19 feet. Expected to crest at 20.4 feet Tuesday mornin

Oostanaula River near Calhoun. At 9 a.m. Monday, the stage was 21 feet…and rising. Flood stage is 21 feet.

Oostanaula River at Rome

OUTLOOK

Weekend washout: Nearly 2.5 inches of rain in Rome between 10 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Monday have pushed the Oostanaula River to 21.2 feet. In Cartersville, rainfall was at 2.27 inches through 5 this morning. Light rainfall will continue today.

FORECAST

Monday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: A chance of rain, mainly between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 61.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

 

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