Rain once again pelted the Greater Rome area periodically throughout the day yesterday. The National Weather Service reported 1.04 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the Armuchee community from early yesterday morning thru early this morning, bringing the total to 2.21 inches since Sunday evening.
In other news from the Atlanta Braves, back up catcher Evan Gattis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. Gattis was injured during his final at-bat in the Braves’ 2-1 win over the Mets on Monday night. The Braves have recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple A Gwinnett.
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 in overtime in game six of the NBA Finals last night in Miami. With the win, Miami tied the best-of-seven series up at three games apiece. A winner will most definitely be crowned at the conclusion of game seven, which is set for tomorrow night at 9 pm in Miami.
The Greater Rome area experienced a stormy finish to the weekend on Sunday night with periodic rain to start the work week yesterday, and thunderstorms are in the forecast again today. The National Weather Service calls for a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms today with wind gusts possibly as high as 25 miles per hour. Highs will be in the low 80s. New rainfall amounts of between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. The chance of showers and thunderstorms falls to 30 percent tonight with a slight chance of thunderstorms forecast for the remainder of the week.
The Atlanta Braves dropped both games of a day/night double header to the New York Mets 4-3 yesterday afternoon and 6-1 last night at Turner Field.
The Northern Division beat the Southern Division 2-1 in the 54th annual South Atlantic League All Star Game last night in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Game four of the Stanley Cup Finals is set for tonight. The Boston Bruins, who currently have a 2-1 lead in the series, will host the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 pm. The game will be televised on NBC.
The United States Department of Agriculture seeks to make sure that children have healthy meals during the summer months, and they accomplish that mission through their Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The free lunch program is administered locally by the Floyd County Schools.