Weather: Wind Advisory today, strong storms possible overnight

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From Staff Reports

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind Advisory for Coweta County and most of North Georgia, effective at 11 a.m. today through 8 p.m. this evening. 

South winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph ahead of a fast-moving cold front. This front will bring some severe weather today to our neighbors to the west – Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – like it did a week ago. Wind gusts here in Coweta today could reach 45 mph. Scattered power outages and downed trees are possible.

Tonight, a line of showers and thunderstorms associated with the previously-mentioned cold front will be arriving after midnight. Several storms may become strong to severe during the overnight hours. Primary threats are damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and brief tornadoes.

The rain is expected to arrive around 2 a.m. and should be out of the area by mid-morning. Winds should calm slightly on Thursday and will be from the South at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 25. Tomorrow’s high should be near 73.

Following the cold front and the rain, gradual clearing will occur and cooler temperatures. After Tuesday’s high of 76 at the Newnan-Coweta Airport and today’s expected high of 81, things cool down on Friday with a high of only 67. 

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City as of 5:55 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

TODAY – Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

TONIGHT – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 59. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

THURSDAY – Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

THURSDAY NIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph.

FRIDAY – Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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