Damaging winds possible in Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comDecember 26, 2012 

Winds gusting to 40 miles per hour are expected Wednesday across Middle Georgia.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 10 p.m. Wednesday as strong sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour are forecast for the central and northern parts of Georgia.

After a rainy start to the week that has saturated the ground, trees will be especially susceptible to uprooting in the strong gusts.

Driving could be dangerous for high profile vehicles, such as large trucks, motor homes and vans. The threat will be greatest along north to south roads, the advisory stated.

As a cold front exits Georgia, lingering moisture could trigger snow in the north Georgia mountains Wednesday night, but little or no accumulation is expected.

Temperatures behind the front will be about five degrees cooler than normal for this time of year.

Macon’s forecast high is expected to hit the mid 50s Wednesday and drop below freezing overnight.

Standing water on the roads could turn to ice early Thursday morning with Macon’s low forecast to dip to 31 degrees.

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