Strong storms expected overnight
by Staff Report
Apr 04, 2011 | 3134 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A cold front moving east will push through this evening, bringing severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service outlook calls for storms over north and central Georgia overnight with strong, gusty winds expected today and tonight. The primary threats will be damaging winds, large hail and lightning. An isolated tornado is possible.

A wind advisory has been issued by the NWS through 8 p.m. Winds will increase to about 20 mph, with gusts of 25 to 35 mph, according to the NWS. Expected to hit early this evening and move through in the overnight hours, the winds associated with this system may knock down tree limbs and move small objects. Likewise, driving may be difficult, especially in high-profile vehicles.

The forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. with a high near 82. Showers and thunderstorms are expected, mainly after 8 p.m. Rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible. On Tuesday, thunderstorms are possible before 8 a.m. The high will be near 59.