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.
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.
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.