A severe thunderstorm and possible tornadoes are expected to sweep through Forsyth County and north and central Georgia tonight.
Thunderstorms are forecasted to develop after 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 across the extreme northwest portions of Georgia as a “strong cold front crosses the area” before a “more organized line of storm will move southeast between 4 p.m. and midnight,” according to the National Weather Service.
Predictions say damaging winds “will be the primary threat, however, a few storms will be capable of producing tornadoes and large hail. Locally heavy rain and frequent cloud to ground lightning with the strong winds are expected to affect a large area of north and central Georgia.”
Temperatures this afternoon should reach a high of near 71, with between a quarter and half an inch of new rainfall possible.
Winds are expected to be 15-20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
The severe threat is expected to end from northwest to southwest this evening, with the line of storms moving south of an Americus to Dublin line after 1 a.m.
Tonight, the low is predicted to drop to around 41 before reaching back up to about 58 on Thursday, 57 on Friday and 58 on Saturday.
While school districts farther to the north and west are closing early or canceling after school activities, Forsyth County Schools had not announced such changes, as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Follow ForsythNews.com for updates to the developing storm.