Freeze Warning, gusty winds for Middle Georgia

by Liz Fabian -

ATLANTA (AP) — Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible across much of north and central Georgia.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday for several Georgia counties.

Forecasters say they expect that very strong and gusty winds will cause moderate to large branches to fall, as well as trees that have been weakened by recent rains. They also warn drivers of high-profile vehicles to be aware of the strong winds expected Tuesday.

A cold front that unleashed showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday morning will bring freezing temperatures and strong winds to much of Georgia.

After recent highs around 80 degrees, Tuesday's high will only be in the mid-60s with temperatures dropping into the 40s by nightfall.

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday for north Georgia and northern sections of Middle Georgia.

A Wind Advisory for sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 40 mph also is in effect from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Large branches and trees could fall and driving in high profile vehicles could be difficult in the gusty winds.

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