October 8, 2017

All UWG locations continue to operate on regular schedules as Tropical Depression Nate moves through parts of north central Georgia.

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

Hurricane Nate has been downgraded to a tropical depression currently centered over Tuscaloosa, Alabama moving NNE and will pass between Birmingham, Alabama and Rome, Georgia this afternoon.
 
Nate has now weakened to a Tropical Depression, resulting in the cancellation of all Tropical Storm Warnings across the area.  There remains a low threat of flooding and tornadoes for the next several hours as well as low end wind gusts.  A Wind Advisory and Flash Flood Watch are in effect for portions of North Georgia north and west of our area and also eastern Alabama.  Carroll and Haralson counties are currently not under any watches or warnings.
 
This track of the Tropical Depression produces the following forecast hazards for our area:
 
* 10-20 mph sustained winds
* 20-30 mph Wind Gusts
* 3 to 4 inches of rain probable with higher isolated amounts based on where rain bands set up
* Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across North and Central Georgia and Eastern Alabama this afternoon and early evening.
 
Heavy rain bands and 10-20 mph sustained winds with the higher gusts are moving through our area at this time.  We can expect to see this same pattern or rain and wind throughout this afternoon.  The wind and rain should taper off this evening.