Winds could gust to 40 mph Wednesday prompting a Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service for Middle Georgia northward.
Macon’s forecast calls for sustained winds of 5-10 mph increasing to at least 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph by afternoon.
The advisory, which is posted from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday, warns of sustained winds of up to 30 mph gusting to 40 mph in parts of North Georgia.
Driving is expected to be difficult, especially in taller vehicles.
As the temperatures plunge to the upper teens in Middle Georgia, those gusty winds will whip up wind chills in the single digits.
A Wind Chill Advisory is posted from 7 p.m. Wed. to 10 a.m. Thurs.
Forecasters expect the air to feel more like 5 degrees below zero in extreme North Georgia to single digits in parts of Middle Georgia.
These conditions are cold enough to cause frost bite or hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
Sustained winds will decrease from about 25 mph Wed. evening to about 10 mph by mid-morning Thurs.