Greater Rome may have received plentiful rain since the beginning of 2022, but a dry spell could easily shift that surplus into a deficit, according to Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension agent for Floyd County. The National Weather Service reported over two inches of rain at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport from late Tuesday night through early Wednesday. Mickler indicates that a little over 18 inches of rain have fallen since the beginning of the year, about four and a half inches more than the average yearly rainfall by this time of year in our area.
There is no rain in the forecast for Rome over the next week, according to the latest NWS update.
Mickler adds that the last day of frost in our area is drawing ever nearer; that typically occurs around mid-April. Last year, it happened on April 22nd.
The NWS predicts sunshine and cooler temperatures for the rest of this week and into the weekend. Another warm up is ahead for next week.