First day of spring brings Freeze Warning tonight

by Staff Reports

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
Just as spring has arrived today, the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for portions of north and central Georgia for tonight and early Thursday morning.
The Freeze Warning area includes Coweta County and takes effect at 4 a.m. Thursday and ends seven hours later at 11 a.m. Neighboring counties also in the Warning area are Carroll, Douglas, Fulton, Clayton, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Meriwether, Troup and Heard.
Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to lower 30s for central portions of Georgia. The freezing temperatures will impact early budding and flowering vegetation.
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 61 degrees. Wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph. And tonight, mostly clear conditions are expected with the low around 30 degrees and winds coming from the northwest also at 5 to 10 mph.
The pollen count for today – posted on the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic website – is in the moderate range at 79. Pollens present are elm, cedar, oak and cottonwood trees as well as grass.
For more weather information, visit The Newnan Times-Herald weather page at:  http://www.times-herald.com/weather/ .


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