Wind advisory in effect as strong storms make their way back to metro Atlanta


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Atlanta, GA (CBS46) After a dry Christmas, precipitation will move back into metro Atlanta to end the work week and advisories are posted as a result.

Strong storms are expected to return Thursday night where chances of rainfall are about 40 percent. There’s a 100 percent chance of showers on Friday.

As the week comes to an end temperatures will reach into the 60’s.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday morning for several metro Atlanta counties, including: Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

Wind speeds could reach up to 20 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

There’s also a Flash Flood WATCH in effect Thursday evening until Saturday morning for most of metro Atlanta.

The weekend stays warm and wet. Expect highs into to the 60s on Saturday before cooling back down into the 50s for highs on Sunday.

Rain stays in the forecast until the end of the year.

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