January 10th, 2023 – 1:50 PM
Floyd County Emergency Management –
A line of storms is expected to move through Northwest Georgia Thursday afternoon into the evening.
This has led to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) outlining portions of north and central GA as a Slight Risk (2 on a scale of 0-5) and portions of southeast central GA as a Marginal Risk (1 on a scale of 0-5).
– North and central Georgia will see impacts related to the line of storms.
The primary impacts expected are: Damaging wind gusts (up to 60 mph), the potential to bring down trees and power lines, isolated tornadoes, frequent lightning, locally heavy rainfall, and the potential to lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage.
– Winds will increase Thursday morning and afternoon, prior to the line of storms.
– Wind gusts of 30-40 mph are expected to occur before the storms arrive.