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Severe weather bringing wind, hail to Forsyth Thursday afternoon
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CUMMING – A cold front is approaching Forsyth County and north and central Georgia Thursday morning and afternoon that is expected to bring isolated severe storms with damaging wind gusts, small hail and possible spin-ups.

According to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook, the storm will pass through mainly “east of Interstate 85 and south of Interstate 20 this afternoon.”

The majority of the area storms, brining between a quarter and half of an inch of new rainfall, are expected to hit Forsyth County before 5 p.m. Thursday, with a slight chance of showers between 9 and 11 p.m.

Winds are predicted around 10-15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

With a high of near 76 degrees on Thursday, temperatures will drop to about 59, with patchy fog after 5 a.m.

Friday will see a high near 82.

The remainder of the week does not look promising for storms to clear out.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible heading into Friday, becoming more scattered Saturday and Sunday as a moist airmass moves in.

“Isolated severe weather will be possible with these storms, mainly in the form of damaging winds and large hail,” the outlook says.

A cold front will again approach the area Sunday night into Monday, where severe weather will be a concern as a “ling of organized thunderstorms accompanies the front. After a quiet Tuesday, thunderstorms return again on Wednesday.”