Winter weather not done yet

Staff report

March 25, 2014

It may officially be spring, but winter is poised to give West Georgia one more taste of cold weather.

Strong northwest winds this afternoon will usher in subfreezing temperatures overnight. Winds from 15 to 25 mph are expected until 8 tonight, with gusts up to 35 mph.

The winds may cause small to moderate-sized branches to fall, as well as a few trees that have been weakened by the winter storms. High-profile vehicles also can be affected by the gusty winds, the National Weather Service said.

A freeze warning is in effect from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday, with the mercury expected to fall to the upper 20s.

Wednesday’s high should be in the mid-50s with a low in the mid-30s.

Temperatures then return to more seasonable levels with highs in the mid- to upper 60s Thursday and Friday and near 70 by the weekend.

Sunny skies are forecast today and Wednesday, with clouds moving in Thursday. There is a good chance of rain Friday and Saturday.

Normal extremes for this time of year in Troup County are 70 and 41.