Wind gusts of 40-45 mph possible in GA

Wind gusts of 40-45 mph possible in GA

March 12th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

ATLANTA - Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected in parts of north and central Georgia as a cold front sweeps across the region.

Forecasters say even stronger gusts - up to 45 mph - are possible in a half-dozen counties in the north Georgia mountains.

The National Weather Service said wind advisories covering much of the state would be in effect through early Thursday morning.

Forecasters say the strong winds could bring down trees and branches already weakened by this winter's ice and snow storms.