National Weather Service issues wind advisory, freeze warning

PEACHTREE CITY — The National Weather Service is warning residents to be careful of hazardous weather expected to roll through the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

The weather service issued a wind advisory for Tuesday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. and a freeze warning that will last from midnight Tuesday until Wednesday at 9 a.m. The advisory and warning were issued for all of north Georgia, including Clayton and Henry counties.

The wind advisory states northwest winds moving 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, should be expected Tuesday. That can make driving difficult and wind speeds are expected to increase throughout the afternoon, according to the advisory.

“Strong gusty winds will cause small branches to fall as well as a few trees that have been weakened from the past winter storms,” the advisory states. “High-profile vehicles are also affected by the gusty winds.”

The freeze warning states overnight temperatures Tuesday heading into Wednesday may range from the low 20s to the low 30s.

“The freezing temperatures may damage or kill budding vegetation,” the warning states. “A freeze warning means freezing temperatures are forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the warned area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation.”