COVINGTON, Ga. — Winds of up to 25 mph are expected Sunday across north Georgia.
A wind advisory has been issued for Newton and surrounding counties, and for all of metro Atlanta.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City said northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected, and occasional gusts of up to 40 mph are possible.
The advisory will be in effect across north and central Georgia from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Cities in the advisory area include Atlanta, Americus, Athens, Columbus, Cordele, Dublin, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville, Swainsboro, Vidalia and Warner Robins.
Sunday’s winds could break tree branches and down weaker trees, particularly those in saturated soils after recent rains. Unsecured items may be blown around.
Newton County is experiencing its coldest weather since March on Sunday. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s. The expected gusty winds should have it feeling much cooler, though.
Expect temperatures to rebound as the work week begins. Highs are expected to be in the mid-60s Monday and be back to more seasonal low 70s by Tuesday.