Weather Alert: Wind Advisory in force until 7 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the local area. Combined with a flood watch and heavy rains over the weekend, this is not a good mix and could bring down more trees. Local authorities responded to several reports of trees down on Saturday, including one on Thompson Mill at Broadnax Mill Road, one on Walnut Avenue and one on Madison Ave. at Mill Street in Monroe. According to Weather.com, winds from the southwest of 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 40 mph are expected to shift to the northwest by Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS… THESE WINDS MAY BREAK TREE BRANCHES AND DOWN WEAKER TREES… PARTICULARLY THOSE IN SATURATED SOILS DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL. UNSECURED OUTDOOR ITEMS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH OR WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 35 MPH MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

All other alerts from the weekend have been cancelled.

 

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