Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning, and Freeze Watch

… Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening…
… Freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
EDT Wednesday…
… Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through
Thursday morning…

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
freeze watch… which is in effect from late Wednesday night
through Thursday morning.

* Locations… north and central Georgia

* winds… northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures… in the lower 40s.

* Timing… winds will decrease after 8 PM this evening. Freezing
temperatures will occur between midnight tonight and 9 am
Wednesday morning… and again between 4 am and 9 am Thursday
morning.

* Impacts… strong gusty winds will cause small to moderate-
sized branches to fall… as well as a few trees that have been
weakened by the winter storms this past winter. High profile
vehicles are also affected by these gusty winds. The freezing
temperatures may damage or kill tender or budding vegetation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
20 mph… or gusts to 35 mph or greater are expected. Winds this
strong can make driving difficult… especially for high profile
vehicles. Use extra caution.

A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to
threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the
warned area are advised to protect tender vegetation.

A freeze watch means conditions are favorable for a freeze event
in and close to the watch area. Those with
agricultural interests in the watch area should make
preparations to protect sensitive vegetation and young trees.

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