Update: Freeze warning overnight Tuesday and Wednesday this week


The Wind Advisory expires on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. but the Freeze warning remains until 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The temperatures in the local area are not expected to get above 45 degrees for the high on Wednesday and a Freeze Warning goes back into effect overnight Wednesday at 9 p.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday. The low overnight for both nights in the local area goes down into the high 20s. These freezing temperatures will threaten any early budding plants.

Initial Alerts

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, for several counties in the local area, including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties. It has also issued a freeze warning from 11 p.m. Tuesday overnight into Wednesday. The Freeze Warning will remain in effect until 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to the NWS, there will be sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to near 30 mph during the day Tuesday. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph are possible in higher elevations.

The NWS warns that these winds could bring down large tree limbs and some weaker trees. Unsecured outdoor items could be flown around and driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower to mid 20s across north Georgia with temperatures in the lower 30s across central Georgia overnight. These freezing temperatures will threaten any early budding plants. The predicted temperature for the local area drops to about 27 degrees by 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

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