Weather Watch: Forsyth County currently under tornado watch, wind advisory

Michelle Hall

Forsyth County is among areas in Georgia under Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12Photo by(National Weather Service)

(Forsyth County, GA) The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Forsyth County and parts of north Georgia on Thursday, January 12 until 7 p.m.

A line of storms is making its way to the area this afternoon.

The NWS had already issued a wind advisory and enhanced level 3 severe storm alert for the area.

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. The NWS also reports there is a possibility for frequent lightning and isolated tornadoes.

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.

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

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