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Enhanced risk of severe weather today

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023–10:14 a.m.

-National Weather Service-

There remains an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) for severe weather this afternoon and into the evening hours for much of north and central Georgia as a strong cold front pushes through the area.

The main threats include:

  • Damaging Winds of 60mph
  • Brief Tornadoes
  • Hail up to 1”

The biggest risk for Northwest Georgia is between noon and 4 p.m.

A Wind Advisory is in effect today from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Southwest winds between 15 to 20 mph sustained are expected along with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

These elevated winds are expected ahead of a severe line of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening which may also produce severe wind gusts.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.