Warmer weather this weekend will bring with it the chance of severe weather on Saturday, including heavy rains and a wind advisory that’s been issued for much of the state.
Cobb is included in the wind advisory, which begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and ends at 10 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service in Atlanta, northwest Georgia could be in for heavy rain showers, damaging winds and possible tornadoes.
The severe weather is expected for mid-afternoon and into the early evening on Saturday.
A 50 percent chance of rain is expected Friday night, rising to 90 percent by later Saturday afternoon.
The high Saturday is expected to be around 70, with winds gusting between 15-20 mph and possibly as high as 35 mph in some places, especially in west Georgia and metro Atlanta.
Between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain is in the forecast, and the winds are likely to pick up Saturday night.
The low Saturday night could drop into the high 40s.
The sun will return on Sunday, most likely in the afternoon, with highs in the mid 60s. The chance of rain is expected to be around 20 percent, and winds will die down to 5-10 mph.
More rain is in the forecast Sunday night and through most of next week, and temperatures will be above average for the winter.
In anticipation of the severe weather, Georgia Power has prepared a checklist and tips for safety and preparing for the possibility of power loss.
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