Weather Watch: Wind Advisory, severe weather alert issued for North Georgia

Michelle Hall
Forsyth County is under a Wind Advisory and on alert for severe weather on January 12Photo by(National Weather Service)

(Forsyth County, GA) Ahead of the line of storms expected to hit Forsyth County and other parts of north and central Georgia, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Thursday, January 12. The area is now also under an "Enhanced" Level 3 risk of severe storms.

The wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.

The NWS reports southwest winds of 15 to 20 mph are expected, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. The winds will arrive ahead of the line of severe thunderstorms heading to the area this afternoon. The NWS warns winds could worsen throughout the evening during the storms.

During a wind advisory, the NWS advises to make sure outdoor objects are secured or brought inside. Gusty winds could also knock down tree limbs and power lines, causing outages. Strong winds could also impact drivers, especially in high profile vehicles.

Frequent lightning is also expected during the storms this evening. The NWS also reports there is a possibility of isolated tornadoes.

For more weather alerts and tips on staying safe in severe weather, check with the NWS website.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, email Michelle Hall at

Comments / 3

Published by

Journalist, storyteller, and editor. I love sharing stories and finding the right words to help others write their own.

Cumming, GA

More from Michelle Hall

Comments / 0