Look for a rainy start to 2013. The National Weather Service predicts that rain will move into the area overnight and continue thru New Year’s night. Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high near 53. Rain is likely tonight (a 40 percent chance), mainly after 4 am. Lows will be around 41. A 100 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for New Year’s Day tomorrow with highs near 52, to be followed by a 60 percent chance of rain tomorrow night (mainly before midnight), cloudy skies, and a low around 39.
Today’s the big day that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Kick off is set for 2 pm in El Paso, Texas. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football. Pre-game programming will begin at noon.
The Atlanta Hawks will end the year 2012 in Houston tonight against the Rockets. Tip off is set for 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Are the natives getting restless? Looking for something fun to do with your family over the holidays that will keep your kids’ brains active? Consider a trip to the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville. Marketing director Joe Schulman says there’s some ‘cool’ stuff going on at the museum, including holiday themed planetarium shows and special exhibits.
The Atlanta Falcons closed out the 2012 regular season with a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22-17 yesterday at the Georgia Dome. The NFC South champion Falcons finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and are now headed to the playoffs. According to the NFL’s website, they’ll play in the first round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday, January 13th, with their opponent to be determined. You can follow the Falcons in the playoffs on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.
Local college basketball teams hit the hardwood over the weekend…
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate for metro Rome declined to 9.4 percent in November, down from 9.6 percent in October and from 10.6 percent in November 2011.
Tragedy struck on Christmas night when a two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three people and sent three to the hospital. The wreck occurred at around 9:30 pm when Brent Leighton Lynch, age 35 and of Calhoun, ran off the road on Georgia 53 in his Ford Bronco and collided with a Kia Spectra being driven by April Nacoale Winters, age 40 and from Cartersville.