Strong winds are expected to develop as a storm system and cold front move into the Cobb area today.
In effect today from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., a wind advisory for north and central Georgia, including Cobb County, warns of 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph, which make driving difficult.
"Showers and a few thunderstorms will accompany these winds … but it should be noted that very strong winds will be possible outside of any shower or thunderstorm activity as well," the advisory says. "Recent rains and the additional heavy rainfall anticipated from this system will allow for trees to be uprooted with greater ease."
According to the NWS' hazardous weather outlook, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall can be expected with thunderstorms.
Cobb has on tap for today a 100-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, according to the NWS forecast. The high should reach 65 degrees and gusts of wind could be up to 40 mph before the night’s low dips to around 33 and the windy weather slows to about 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday night’s wind speeds are expected to stay the same Thursday but taper off that night.