Following the severe weather and flooding earlier this week, Atlanta can expect more heavy winds and rain today and early tomorrow (Saturday, 1/13).
11Alive News reports, “A Wind Advisory is in place from Friday morning into the early hours of Saturday morning. Wind will be anywhere from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. In far north Georgia, a High Wind Warning is in place with gusts possibly up to 50 mph.”
Damaging winds and heavy rain can be very dangerous, so if possible, stay indoors and take extra precautions if you must travel.
11Alive also reports, “Our main risk with storms will be damaging wind, but a brief, spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out. While our threat will be more isolated to scattered for strong storms in north Georgia, more widespread severe storms will be possible for middle and south Georgia.”
Timeline for the storm:
12:00pm – light showers/drizzle will turn into a moderate rainfall
2:00pm – rain will become more widespread with heavy downpours in some spots, and the threat of severe weather increases
5:00pm – the main line of storms moves into Atlanta, stronger wind and heavier rain
By Friday evening, storms will move out, bringing in colder, drier conditions. This weekend, expect temperatures to be in the 20s to 30s for lows and 40s for highs.
Why it matters:
- Strong winds can damage cars, homes, and other properties, and can also cause trees to fall or power lines to be knocked out.
- The additional rainfall on an already saturated ground could lead to trees falling and additional flooding. Avoid standing water, especially if you can’t see the bottom of the puddle.
- A brief spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out in a stronger storm.
Stay safe out there this weekend, Atlanta!