No, not Rome, Italy. If it were, we would be going for an onsite forecast. Instead, we will be forecasting for the town in northwest Georgia, which is just fine in it’s own right.
At 953PM, ET, Rome was reporting a temperature of 40 degrees with clear skies. This is a welcome change from the rain seen earlier in the week, and the rain itself is a welcome abatement of the wildfires that have been raging to the north.
A well organized area of high pressure is building into the region to begin the weekend, and it will ensure a nice day. A deep trough is sliding through the southern Rockies towards Texas, and at least for Saturday, it will help warm things up ever so slightly thanks to the southerly flow ahead of the trough. Of course, that same trough is likely to ruin Sunday. Rain will fill in along the warm front, which will not lift much further north than Atlanta on Sunday. The heaviest axis of rain will set up from Lake Charles, Louisiana northeast right through Rome. There could be a little shower activity before midnight Saturday, and rain will be somewhat light early Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon is liable to be a washout.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with increasing clouds and some late showers, High 55, Low 32
Sunday – All day rain expected, High 47, Low 42
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon High 55, Low 35
Sunday – Rain. High 49, Low 42
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a shower in places in the afternoon High 54, Low 32
Sunday – Occasional rain High 49, Low 39
NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Showers likely before 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy High 49, Low 42
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, High 53, Low 35
Sunday – Showers likely in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. High 49, Low 42
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Cloudy with light showers likely, High 48, Low 43
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the evening. High 54, Low 36
Sunday – Rain throughout the day. High 46, Low 44
These storms won’t be severe like the ones from earlier this week, so any rain in the Smokeys will be greatly appreciated. Some of the clouds that are the actual reason the mountains have their name are showing u on Satellite.