Heavy rains, gusty winds head into Georgia; Some districts delay start of school

Another round of showers and thunderstorms will be moving through Georgia Wednesday morning.

This dynamic storm system will bring the potential for periods of heavy rain and gusty wind, but not much chance of these storms turning severe.

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Griffin-Spalding County Schools will be delaying the start of their school day Wednesday by three hours as Henry County Schools, Meriwether County Schools, and Pickens County Schools say they will delay the start of the school day by two hours because of the passing storm system. 

All three of these counties were heavily hit by the multiple tornadoes that touched down in Georgia early January.

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The biggest threat from this storm system is potentially damaging localized wind gusts. A storm does not need to be associated with this wind threat.

A Wind Advisory is effect overnight through midnight Wednesday for nearly all of Georgia. Winds will be out of the south at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 42 mph already reported. Wind gusts could be higher in the mountains with some gust possible getting up to 70 mph.

The other major threat is localized heavy rains. The rain front will move in overnight moving showers across the area during the early morning hours.

A half-inch to an inch of rain is possible across north Georgia.

Driver should expect wet road conditions and wind and try to delay their commutes if possible. 

The severe storm threat will be mostly below the south metro Atlanta area. Any winter weather associated with this system is expected to stay away from the majority of the state.

The rain will move out of the area at around 10 a.m. and leave behind mostly cloudy skies through Friday with highs below 50.

A warm-up is expected in time for the weekend, but more rain could be on the way as well.

Check back for the latest on this weather evening as new data becomes available.