The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect for the local area from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Monday morning and in its Hazardous Outlook for the local area, the NWS also warned of an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, beginning Sunday afternoon and into early Monday. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are also likely. Although no severe storm warnings outside of the Wind Advisory have yet been issued for the local area, Weather.com is warning of rain and scattered thunderstorms likely to begin around noon and continue into the night. The strong storms are projected to occur after midnight so stay tuned for weather updates. This could be a severe weather event. If you follow North Georgia Weather on Facebook it is always on top of any alerts immediately they become available. Steve Bruek urges that everybody remember to leave their phones on for any alerts from authorities that may be issued during the overnight hours.
In the case of bad weather, remember to bring your pets inside? Dogs should not be chained to trees during extreme weather and it is illegal in Walton County to chain a dog during a weather advisory.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible again Tuesday through Wednesday, returning Saturday.
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… * WHAT…SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF CENTRAL, EAST CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL, NORTHEAST, NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA. * WHEN…FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.