January 24th, 2023 – 3:00 PM
Floyd County Emergency Management & The National Weather Service –
An incoming strong storm system will bring an increased risk for showers and embedded thunderstorms that could produce damaging wind gusts as well as strong, gusty winds outside of any showers and thunderstorms beginning late tonight and persisting into early Wednesday afternoon.
A line of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will push into the area ahead of a cold front after midnight during the early morning hours Wednesday and push eastward through early Wednesday afternoon.
Primary storm threats include strong to damaging wind gusts of 40-60+ mph, possible brief tornados, and heavy rainfall.
A wind advisory will remain in effect for Northwest Georgia from midnight tonight until midnight on Wednesday. Counties affected will include Chattooga, Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Paulding. Wind gusts of 35-40 mph (with localized higher gusts over 45-50 mph possible) are expected outside of any showers and storms beginning late Tuesday night through the day Wednesday, which will likely down some trees.