Friday, April 26, 2013
Cherokee County and the north Georgia area is expected to get about two inches of rain through Monday.
Don't get too comfortable with those sunny skies and mild temperatures, Canton. The weekend is slated to bring clouds and rain to finish out the rest of the week. A "shortwave" will move across Georgia over the weekend and "will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia for the weekend into the early work week," according to the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The service predicts the heaviest amount of rain could fall Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with total rainfall amounts reaching between two and two-and-a-half inches through Monday across north Georgia. Canton's forecast for the weekend calls for Friday to remain sunny and highs will reach 74. Tonight will …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
High winds, lightning and a chance of an isolated tornado are expected to move into the area Thursday afternoon.
Canton residents will be greeted with a chance of severe storms in the midst of rush hour traffic on Thursday. Heavy rains, high winds and a chance of tornadoes will move into Canton, Cherokee County and northern Georgia Thursday afternoon, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. "A cold front will approach the state on Thursday (and) then move across the state Thursday night," NWS states. "Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of the front, and confidence continues to increase that isolated severe storms will accompany this frontal system." The main threat from the storms will be high winds, but meteorologists can not rule out the possibility of an isolated …
Monday, March 4, 2013
After a chilly weekend, Canton and Cherokee County will soon see rain and warmer temperatures.
Canton residents will soon see rain — and mild temperatures — return this week. After a cold weekend, a chance of rain will linger tonight and into Tuesday night. However, sunny skies will return on Wednesday and a warm-up will move into the city on Thursday, and will remain in the area through Sunday. "A low pressure system will impact north and central Georgia Monday night into Wednesday," according to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook. "Minimal instability Tuesday will allow for a slight chance of thunderstorms ahead of the associated cold front." While the precipitation will mostly be rain, there's a slight chance that rain could turn into snow showers across portions of extreme north Georgia Tuesday night and …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Nearly 500 homes and commercial properties in Bartow County were damaged as a result of the EF-3 that ripped through Adairsville and continued to Gordon County.
Sunday, February 3
Tornadoes that struck Georgia on Wednesday caused an estimated $75 million in insured losses, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. "That figure will rise as new claims are reported," Hudgens said in a release. "Damage to the Daiki Corporation manufacturing plant in Adarisville was quite extensive." A final count late Thursday indicated 442 residential structures and 30 commercial properties—not individual businesses—in Bartow County were damaged, The Daily Tribune News reports. Twenty-two homes and six commercial properties were completely destroyed. Cherokee County was spared damage from Wednesday's tornadoes, but heavy rains did cause the temporary closures of several roads throughout the county.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
However, central Cherokee County, including Canton, bore the brunt of the storms, including flooding.
Aside from some localized flooding, Cherokee County walked away unscathed as a slew of storms barrelled through the metro Atlanta area on Wednesday. The county has suffered no damage from severe storms, said Robby Westbrook, director of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security-Emergency Management. "We did have several streets that were flooded," he added. The county was hit with both severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings throughout the day. While no tornado touched down, some reports indicated some rotation occurred in the BridgeMill area near Canton. The county was also hit with some minor flooding, mostly in the Canton area. Flooding occurred along Bells Ferry Road between Butterworth Road and Marietta Highway in Canton; …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The frozen stuff could begin overnight Thursday, forecasts say.
The threat of severe weather for Canton and Cherokee County is looming again. According to the National Weather Service, there is a "chance" of freezing rain overnight Thursday (January 24) and "likely" for Friday (January 25) before 4 p.m. Also, winds could reach 15 mph. The low Thursday night is forecast to be about 28 degrees. An Arctic air mass and moisture moving into the area is blamed. The NWS hazardous weather outlook reads in part: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. ... THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BE MOVING INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY SETTING UP A COLD AIR WEDGE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. AT THE SAME TIME MOISTURE FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST IS …