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Chance of rain coming Thursday, bringing much cooler weather for the weekend

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Rome tied a high-temperature record Tuesday and warm days are expected again today and Thursday before much colder weather rolls into the area.

Tuesday’s high was a balmy 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, matching the record high for Oct. 18 set in 1920.

Today’s high is expected to reach 87 degrees, according to the NWS forecast, and Thursday’s high is expected to hit 85 degrees.

By the time the weekend hits, it’s going to actually feel like fall.

The best chance of rain will come Thursday with a 30-percent chance during the day and a 50-percent chance at night.

The forecast for Friday and Saturday calls for a high near 69 degrees under a partly sunny sky, and the overnight lows are expected to drop into the lower 40s.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are expected to be sunny with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid-to-upper 40s.

For the latest local forecast and river levels:

  • Click here for the National Weather Service.
  • Click here for The Weather Channel's interactive weather map.
  • Click here for the level of the Oostanaula River at Turner McCall Boulevard.
  • Click here for the level of the Etowah River at the bypass
  • Click here for the level of the Coosa River at Mayo's Bar Lock and Dam.
  • Click here for the level of Armuchee Creek.
  • Click here to see recent precipitation and temperatures at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.