Friday, April 26, 2013
Cherokee County and the north Georgia area is expected to get about two inches of rain through Monday.
Don't get too comfortable with those sunny skies and mild temperatures, Holly Springs. The weekend is slated to bring clouds and rain to finish out the rest of the week. A "shortwave" will move across Georgia over the weekend and "will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia for the weekend into the early work week," according to the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The service predicts the heaviest amount of rain could fall Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with total rainfall amounts reaching between two and two-and-a-half inches through Monday across north Georgia. Holly Springs' forecast for the weekend calls for Friday to remain sunny and highs will reach 75. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
High winds, lightning and a chance of an isolated tornado are expected to move into the area Thursday afternoon.
Holly Springs and Hickory Flat residents will be greeted with a chance of severe storms in the midst of rush hour traffic on Thursday. Heavy rains, high winds and a chance of tornadoes will move into Cherokee County and northern Georgia Thursday afternoon, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. "A cold front will approach the state on Thursday (and) then move across the state Thursday night," NWS states. "Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of the front, and confidence continues to increase that isolated severe storms will accompany this frontal system." The main threat from the storms will be high winds, but meteorologists can not rule out the possibility …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for today and a freeze warning for tonight.
Holly Springs and Hickory Flat are under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. today. But though the winds will slow, the weather will only get colder as a freeze warning goes into effect at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued the freeze warning and wind advisory for all of North and Central Georgia. Winds are out of the west at 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. These winds could knock medium to large limbs from trees and even blow down weak or drought stressed trees. Temperatures overnight and early Tuesday will be in the middle to upper 20s in the higher elevations, but elsewhere in the lower 30s. The freeze warning is in effect from 2-10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Bundle the kids up for school – the freeze watch starts at 2 a.m…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur within 24 hours, according to the NWS.
Cherokee County is among 37 counties are under a Red Flag Warning through 8 p.m. issued by the National Weather Service out of Peachtree City. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur within 24 hours, according to the NWS. The affected area for the Red Flag Warning is for much of north and east Georgia. The NWS reports, low relative humidity and strong winds will lead to dangerous fire conditions. The weather forecast for the remainder of the day is calling for mostly sunny skies with winds from the west around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 31 degrees. Friday will produce a slight chance of snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A severe thunderstorm warning has taken its place and will expire at 2:15 p.m.
UPDATE (1:33 p.m.): The tornado warning for Cherokee County has been allowed to expire by the National Weather Service. In its place, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued. This warning will expire at 2:15 p.m. UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): The tornado watch for Cherokee County has been extended to 8 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Cherokee County is under a tornado warning until 1:30 today, says the National Weather Service. According to the warning, at 12:41 p.m. doppler radar picked up a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving at 65 mph that was nine miles southwest of Dallas. Canton is in the path of this storm. Cantonites are urged to move indoors and to the basement or an interior room without windows. Canton and Cherokee …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Severe storms and heavy rainfall are possible as a strong storm system and cold front move across north and central Georgia.
Strong winds are expected to develop as a storm system and cold front move into the Holly Springs area Tuesday night and Wednesday. In effect 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, a wind advisory for north and central Georgia, including Cherokee County, warns of 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 35 mph, which make driving difficult. "Showers and a few thunderstorms will accompany these winds, but it should be noted that very strong winds will be possible outside of any shower or thunderstorm activity as well," the advisory says. "Recent rains and the additional heavy rainfall anticipated from this system will allow for trees to be uprooted with greater ease." A squall line capable of producing widespread damaging winds and isolated tornadoes is …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The National Weather Service forecast says Tuesday will be warmest with a high of 68.
While Holly Springs will experience a brief warm up at the beginning of the week, residents should expect to see seasonably cool temperatures as the week comes to a close, according to the National Weather Service. Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 56. Motorists on early Tuesday morning may have to contend with fog, which is expected to start around 1 a.m. The day will be mostly cloudy and considerably warmer as the temperature is expected to be around 68 degrees. However, things will get dicey on Wednesday as showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the city. The high will be 64 during the day. The lows during the first half of the week will range from the mid 40s to the mid 50s until Wednesday night when the low is …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The frozen stuff could begin overnight Thursday, forecasts say.
The threat of winter weather for Holly Springs is looming again. According to the National Weather Service, there is a "chance" of freezing rain overnight Thursday and "likely" for Friday before 4 p.m. Also, winds could reach 15 mph. The low Thursday night is forecast to be about 28 degrees. An Arctic air mass and moisture moving into the area is blamed. The NWS hazardous weather outlook reads in part: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. ... THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BE MOVING INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY SETTING UP A COLD AIR WEDGE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. AT THE SAME TIME MOISTURE FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO RISE UP AND OVER THE COLD…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Holly Springs is set for a wet week of cooler temperatures as a cold front moves into Georgia. Freezing temperatures could arrive next week.
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Monday, January 14
Following a warm weekend in the 70s, Georgia is set for rain, cooler temps and maybe even a blast of cold air from the north. A rainy Monday and Tuesday accompany cooler weather and a cold front, as it moves from out west to the east by midweek, according to The Weather Channel. It's not yet clear how far south the cold air would reach as the jet stream dips. Forecasters give Holly Springs a 100 percent chance of rain on Monday, when the high is expected to reach 56, and 80 percent chance on Tuesday with a high of 52, according to the National Weather Service. Showers are expected to taper off Wednesday and Thursday, as low temperatures dip to 37 and 32, respectively. Highs are forecast for the mid 50s. Cherokee County as well as other …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The National Weather Service says the wind gusts will last all day.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The winds will blow on Wednesday, so watch out for falling tree limbs blowing debris and be extra careful driving if you have a high-profile vehicle. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Wednesday. A wind advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 20 mph, or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds will be out of the west rom 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. The impacts of the gusting wind will include: