Forecasters say strong winds with gusts of up to 40 mph are expected to continue throughout today across much of Georgia.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through 8 p.m. for most of the state, including Augusta.
It covers several cities, from Calhoun, Rome and Dahlonega in the north to Americus, Dublin and Vidalia in the south. The advisory also includes most of the state’s major cities such as Atlanta, Athens, Columbus, Gainesville and Macon.
Winds from the west are expected between 25-30 mph, with gusts up to 40.
Forecasters say the high winds could make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
A freeze watch goes into effect this evening through Tuesday morning with overnight lows around 34 degrees. Meteorologists predicted low temperatures in the low-30s each night through Wednesday. Low temperatures will climb slightly higher Thursday evening to the mid- to upper- 30s.