A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service that takes effect at 8 am this morning and remains in effect thru 8 am on Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of two to four inches are possible over the next few days.
If you’re looking to include music as a part of your holiday weekend festivities, don’t miss the July edition of the First Friday concert series. This month’s concert will feature the music of Scott Thompson and Peachtree Station with opening act KneckDown and is scheduled for this Friday, July 5th from 7 until 10 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the City Auditorium, according to Amanda Carter with Rome’s Downtown Development Authority.
The Rome Braves lost to the Charleston Riverdogs 4-2 in game two of a three game series last night in Charleston, South Carolina. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez made a rehab appearance with the Riverdogs last night, along with Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez.
Rain or shine, the Rome Fourth of July fireworks celebration sponsored by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and the Harbin Clinic will go on as planned on Thursday evening at Ridge Ferry Park.
AAA Travel predicts that some 40.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday, marking a 0.8 percent decrease from the 41.1 million who traveled last year.
There has been one cancellation to note where holiday activities are concerned. The Star Spangled Celebration in Calhoun, one of the area’s largest Independence Day events, has been canceled and the annual fireworks show postponed until Saturday, September 7th during kick off weekend for the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair. The Fair’s Facebook page and website will provide more information regarding the rescheduling of the fireworks show.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 11-3 last night in the opener of a three game series at Turner Field.