Strong winds expected Thursday in central, north Georgia; hard freeze may hit Saturday

lfabian@macon.comJanuary 31, 2013 

Wind gusts of 35 mph are expected Thursday in north and central parts of Georgia.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 4 p.m. for the northern two-thirds of the state.

Sustained winds of 20 mph could down trees and large limbs which could result in power outages.

Drivers of high profile vehicles such as trucks and vans should use extra caution.

Recent heavy rains could trigger flooding of small streams and creeks in north Georgia.

In influx of much colder air could bring some flurries to higher elevations early Friday and early Sunday.

A wintry mix of precipitation is possible for north Georgia, but no accumulation is expected.

Temperatures are forecast to dip to the mid-20s in Middle Georgia Saturday morning, which could kill early flowers and blooms on bushes and trees.

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