Freeze Warning, gusty winds for Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comApril 14, 2014 

Farmers and gardeners are bracing for a late season freeze early Wednesday morning.

A cold front that unleashed showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday morning will bring freezing temperatures and strong winds to much of Georgia.

After recent highs around 80 degrees, Tuesday's high will only be in the mid-60s with temperatures dropping into the 40s by nightfall.

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday for north Georgia and northern sections of Middle Georgia.

Macon's low is expected to drop to 32 degrees Wednesday and 39 Thursday morning.

A Wind Advisory for sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 40 mph also is in effect from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Large branches and trees could fall and driving in high profile vehicles could be difficult in the gusty winds.

Highs in the 60s are forecast for Macon until the weekend when temperatures rebound into the mid to upper 70s.

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