Via the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office:
Severe Weather Expected Late Thurs – Early Fri
The National Weather Service is forecasting the potential for severe weather to occur overnight and into the early morning hours Friday.
There is an area of storms that have developed to our west in association with a cold front that is approaching the state.
We expect a squall line to develop and track east into NorthWest Georgia from Alabama during the overnight hours. It is forecast that the storm system will affect Paulding County between the hours of 2 AM and 5 AM with an emphasis of the squall line passing through Paulding around 3 AM.
Note that timing may change due to dynamics of the storm, all persons should remain weather aware at all times tonight and Friday morning.
Due to the recent winter storms a lot of trees have become weakened and will be prone to being brought down by strong gusty winds highlighting the possibility of road hazards and power outages.
Damaging winds appear to be the greatest hazard with the storm and there is a slight risk of an isolated tornado.
All persons in North and Central Georgia should monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather Radio for later statements on this potentially dangerous weather situation.
Have a safety plan in place, monitor local media and/or NOAA Weather for later statements and warnings.