By | January 11, 2020

* WHAT…South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast Georgia and western North Carolina. Elevations above 3000 feet are more likely to experience stronger wind gusts.

* WHEN…From 7 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday, with the strongest gusts expected Saturday afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TRANSYLVANIA … RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS … HENDERSON … HAYWOOD … MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS … SOUTHERN JACKSON … CALDWELL MOUNTAINS … AVERY … RABUN … MADISON … NORTHERN JACKSON … POLK MOUNTAINS … HABERSHAM … BUNCOMBE … GRAHAM … MITCHELL … MACON … SWAIN … YANCEY … BURKE MOUNTAINS

Instructions:

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.