Tropical Storm Warning issued with Hurricane Zeta racing toward Georgia

Tropical Storm Warning issued with Hurricane Zeta racing toward Georgia

ATLANTA — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for north Georgia as Hurricane Zeta races for the state. Final preparations are underway from local emergency managements and power companies.

Hurricane Zeta is a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph. The storm made landfall in Louisiana stronger than expected, which means potential impacts for Georgia could also be stronger.

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Tropical storm-force winds are expected to move into Georgia overnight. Winds of 45-65 mph with isolated gusts of up to 70 mph are possible, according to Severe Weather Team 2.

There is also the risk of flooding and possible weak tornadoes.

Watch Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4 a.m. for the latest path and impacts Zeta will bring to Georgia.

Several metro Atlanta school districts have announced that classes or canceled or will move to virtual learning Thursday.

Here’s what to know for Thursday:

  • Much of north Georgia is under Tropical Storm Warning and a flash flood watch
  • Tropical storm force winds, heavy rain and flooding come with system
  • Isolated weak tornadoes are possible into Thursday morning

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