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.
UPDATE:— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) December 12, 2017
The wind advisory has been expanded to include metro Atlanta based on current observations and trends. A 35 mph gust was recently measured in Atlanta.
Trees and limbs may fall. Power outages are possible. I'll have the latest on @wsbtv at Noon. pic.twitter.com/vcohIMeX9Q
"Strong winds could bring down trees and power lines," said Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton.
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.
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.
A dry cold front moves in later today. It will kick up the winds from the NW 15-25 mph in the metro area. The mountains will have gusts to 35 mph. It will be chilly today with highs in the mid 40s. pic.twitter.com/7wKSh0Yzfy— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) December 12, 2017
It's cold the next few days, but the 6-10 day outlook brings in warmer air as we get closer to Christmas week. pic.twitter.com/BUfA7X7D5Q— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) December 12, 2017
The wind advisory is for the mountain counties, however, metro Atlanta will be windy today too. We will have gusts to 25 mph. Wind will pick up after 7am and be gusty through the evening. pic.twitter.com/52VSisKb0F— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) December 12, 2017
Wind is calm to very light at 4:30am, but later today will be windy in the metro area. Plus strong winds in the mountains. Wind Advisory begins at 7am through 10pm. Strong winds could bring down trees and power lines. pic.twitter.com/wgIjE1xQQl— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) December 12, 2017