North Georgia is sandwiched between Hurricane Sandy and a cold, Canadian high pressure system squeezing into our area. The result is very strong winds for Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of north and central Georgia until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
The NWS says some areas can expect wind gusts of up to 40 mph as a cold front pushes its way in from the northwest. Most areas will see wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph.
The whipping winds have already caused several trees to come crashing down in southwest Atlanta on Monday. One of them toppled down onto a house on Pryor Road. Emergency crews also had their hands full on Grand Avenue and on Veltre Circle where here trees fell down, scattering power lines across the road.
According to the NWS, the strong winds could make driving especially hazardous for high profile vehicles. Drivers are advised to use extra caution.
Several counties in northeast Georgia have been issued a High Wind Warning. They are Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White counties. These counties could see wind gusts of up to 55 mph. The warning is in effect until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.