ATLANTA, GA – A wind advisory is in effect for much of North Georgia beginning this afternoon and going through early Friday morning, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory in anticipation of a weather system coming into the area bringing winds of between 10 and 20 mph with gusts of up to 35 mph, and even 45 mph in higher elevations.
The weather system also will carry a line of showers and thunderstorms expected to move through North and Central Georgia into Thursday night and through the early morning hours, forecasters said. Anticipated storm weather also carries with it the risk of isolated damaging winds or tornadoes, especially across northwest Georgia, weather experts said.
Flash flooding may occur in far northern counties where forecasters predict precipitation of up to 1 to 1.5 inches.
The wind advisory affects several metro Atlanta counties, including Paulding, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Douglas, Coweta, Fayette, and Carroll. Windy conditions could blow around unsecured items and bring down tree limbs, forecasters said.
Thursday: Cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms before 3 a.m, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3 a.m and 4 a.m, then a chance of showers after 4 a.m. Low around 42. South wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 33.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday: Showers likely, mainly after 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Monday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.