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Looks like more normal Summer weather coming

Looks like more normal Summer weather coming

The next few days the chance of a thunderstorm is actually below normal with weak surface high pressure in control.  But the high pressure system is weak and becomes a “dirty high”. That’s a nick-name for high pressure that has enough moisture in it to still allow some clouds and some showers or thunderstorms, as opposed to a stronger high pressure system which would be “clean” and dry with more sun and no chance of rain.  The Wednesday Surface Weather Chart ABOVE and the Thursday Chart BELOW.  The next 5-15 days temperatures will run a little warmer than normal for this time of year, and the humidity will build back up by the weekend and next week. That will bring a return by the weekend of our normal expected routine summertime chance of pop-up thunderstorms, usually sometime in the window of 3pm to 11pm with hit or miss coverage and a blend of hazy sun and clouds otherwise with more dry hours than wet.  That looks to include THE 4TH OF JULY and beyond.  GFSV3 AND ECMWF ENSEMBLE TEMPERATURE GUIDANCE: For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Deputy who rescued newborn in plastic bag says he did what any dad would do

Deputy who rescued newborn in plastic bag says he did what any dad would do

The deputy who rescued a newborn from a plastic bag in Forsyth County said his fatherly instincts took over. Deputy Terry Roper’s body camera captured the exact moment he opened a plastic bag and found “Baby India” inside. Roper got the call after neighbors heard crying and found the bag under a pile of leaves. “They said it was either a baby or an animal, and they weren’t exactly sure what was making the noise,” Roper said. By the time he got there, Roper said he knew it was an infant and he had to help. “I could immediately tell she was reasonably healthy even though she had just been dropped off on the side of the road,” Roper said. TRENDING STORIES: Woman taunts McDonald's employee sleeping at work ... but there's more to the story WARNING: Worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A handled food at popular Mexican grill Police make Europe's biggest meth bust EVER Paramedics quickly got to the scene and determined the newborn was just fine, aside from being a little cold. Roper, a father of two, said he did what any dad would do. 'When we were able to pick her up -- wrap her up and get her a little warm -- I was able to hold her a little close to me and I was able to talk to her a little bit. I was actually able to calm her down a little bit,' Roper said. Authorities have been searching for the baby's mother since they found her on June 6. Officials are asking anyone with information to come forward.

WARNING: Worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A handled food at popular Mexican grill

WARNING: Worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A handled food at popular Mexican grill

The Bartow County Health Department is warning people after a restaurant worker tested positive for Hepatitis A. It happened at a Willy's Mexicana Grill on Main Street in Cartersville.The health department is offering free Hepatitis A immunizations. TRENDING STORIES: VIDEO: The moment deputies saved newborn wrapped in plastic bag Woman taunts McDonald's employee for sleeping at work; turns out there's more to story Police seize weapons, meth and other drugs in major raid at Gwinnett home Anyone who ate there between May 31st and June 17th could be at risk. They are being asked to: Monitor their health for symptoms of hepatitis A infection up to 50 days after exposure. Wash their hands with soap and warm water frequently and thoroughly, especially after using the bathroom and before preparing food. Stay at home and contact their healthcare provider immediately if symptoms of hepatitis A infection develop.Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver. Symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, and fever. Careful hand washing, including under the fingernails, with soap and water, along with vaccination of anyone at risk of infection, will prevent the spread of this disease. The free Hepatitis A immunization is available at the Bartow County Health Department, 100 Zena Drive in Cartersville.

Warren leads Democrats into first night of 2020 debates On the eve of the first major gathering of Democratic Party candidates in the 2020 race for President, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) drew over a thousand interested Democrats to a town hall gathering at Florida International University on Monday, pressing the case for the federal government to do more to help working Americans find economic security in the future. 'I don't want a government that works for big corporations, I want one that works for families,' Warren said to applause, making the case for a higher minimum wage for workers, major ethics reforms for government officials, voting reforms, major tax changes, and more. 'Let's start with a wealth tax in America,' said Sanders, as she called for 'big structural change in this country,' rattling off a number of her policy ideas, getting big cheers for new limits on lobbying, action on climate change, and better wages for all workers. “A full time minimum wage job in America will not get a momma and a baby out of poverty,” Warren said.  “That is wrong, and that is why I am in this fight.” Of the ten Democrats on the debate stage Wednesday night, Warren is by far the strongest candidate in the first group, as she has been gaining momentum in recent weeks in a variety of polls. The four other top Democrats in the race will be on stage together on Thursday - Biden, Buttigieg, Harris and Sanders. Along with Warren, two other Democrats attracted press attention in south Florida before the Wednesday debate, as Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State talked about his signature issue of climate change, and ex-Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas rallied with teachers in Miami. 'It's a great opportunity for me to listen to you, to have the chance to introduce myself,' said O'Rourke, who is one of the better known names on the first night of the Democratic debate. The first debate night in Miami features three Democratic Senators (Booker, Klobuchar, Warren), two House members (Gabbard, Ryan), two former House members (Delaney, O'Rourke), one current mayor (DeBlasio), one former mayor and Cabinet member (Castro), and one Governor (Inslee). While some like Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) arrived in Florida on Tuesday afternoon - getting unsolicited advice along the way from fellow passengers on her flight to Miami - Inslee was for a second day hammering away at his main issue of climate change. 'Today we're announcing a new freedom in America, and that's freedom from fossil fuels,' Inslee said at an event in the Everglades. Inslee followed up his Everglades visit with a Tuesday evening event where he took shots at Big Oil. For most of the Democrats over the next two nights, there is a simple game plan.  'Our goal,' a memo to reporters from Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said, 'Introduce Cory to Democrats tuning in for the first time,' noting that when you do the math, each candidate is only going to get between seven and eleven minutes of total speaking time. 'I can’t wait to share with you my vision for a more just and fair nation,' Booker said. Meanwhile, Warren was making plans for an impromptu visit on Wednesday to a facility south of Miami, where immigrant children detained by border authorities are being held. “I'm going to Homestead,” Warren said to cheers after being urged to focus on the issue by an activist at a town hall meeting in Miami. “If you can come, come and join us,” Warren urged the crowd, as her campaign set a 10:45 am visit on Wednesday, which seems all but certain to draw extra news media attention, just hours before the first night of the Democratic debates. While Warren was on the move, her colleague Sen. Booker was doing more mundane things at the same time back in Washington, D.C. - helping people put their suitcases in the overhead bin on his flight to Miami.