UPDATE Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.– Forsyth County residents can expect another evening of cold weather.
For the third evening in a row, the National Weather Service has announced an overnight freeze warning in Forsyth County and the majority of the state from 2-10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16. In the warning, NWS officials said temperatures could drop to 31 degrees
Along with the freeze warning, the NWS also issues a severe weather statement saying that Forsyth County and other areas of north and central Georgia will experience "high fire danger conditions" from the afternoon on Wednesday, March 15 through the evening due to low relative humidity.
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UPDATE Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.– Cold weather will continue this evening in Forsyth County.
According to the NWS, a freeze warning will be in effect from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as 27 degrees in north and central Georgia, where the warning is in effect.
This is the second consecutive night of freeze warnings in the area.
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Cold weather is expected in Cumming and north and central Georgia on Monday night.
According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Forsyth County and several other areas of north Georgia will be in a freeze warning from 11 p.m. on Monday through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach as low as 27 degrees in most of the state and down to 23 degrees in upper elevations of north Georgia.
A freeze watch will also be in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.
In the announcement, officials said the conditions can kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and could damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold,” the NWS warning said. “To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.”
Forsyth County residents can sign up for weather updates and find more information at Forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Emergency-Management-Agency.