Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning across Georgia. The National Weather Service said the storms are expected mainly in the form of a squall line with damaging winds.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for areas above 1,500 feet in elevation through 5 p.m. Monday. It covers several mountain counties and includes the cities of Blairsville, Dahlonega and Chatsworth.
Forecasters say a storm system approaching Georgia will bring the threat of widespread damaging winds and isolated tornadoes to the state. Forecasters say a squall line capable of the damaging weather is expected to move through the state throughout the day Wednesday.
Forecasters say high winds fueled by Hurricane Sandy are expected to continue in parts of Georgia. A high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service is scheduled to continue until 8 p.m. Tuesday for a half-dozen counties in the northeast Georgia mountains.
Trees fell on power lines Tuesday morning. Christy Ihrig, spokeswoman for Georgia Power, says 388 customers in the Lithonia area and 250 in Smyrna were without power Tuesday afternoon. Ihrig says crews are working to restore power. Winds gusts of up to 35 mph were reported.