• Metro Atlanta under wind advisory; threat high for downed trees

    By: Brad Nitz , Karen Minton


    ATLANTA - A Wind Advisory went into effect at 7 a.m. for much of metro Atlanta and north Georgia Tuesday.

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    The advisory will last until 10 p.m. for Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Rockdale, Walton, Newton, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton and Henry counties.

    Sustained winds will be 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph.

    "Strong winds could bring down trees and power lines," said Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton.

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    Temperatures were higher Monday after last weekend's snow, but Severe Weather Team 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said another cold front will make its way into the region Tuesday, dropping temperatures across the metro by the evening.

    By about rush hour Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will only rise to about 44 degrees in the metro Atlanta area. The north Georgia mountains will likely not make it out of the 30s Wednesday.

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    However, if you're missing the warmer temperatures, Minton has good news for you.

    "It's cold the next few days, but the 6-10 day outlook brings in warmer air as we get closer to Christmas week," Minton said. 






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