Habersham County, GA
Last Updated on Sep 22 2018, 1:55 am EDT
Current Conditions: Fair
Wind: North at 0mph
Gusty winds up to 50MPH and scattered showers possible across Georgia.
Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to pound the coastal Carolinas with wind, rain and storm surge. It will be moving west slowly over the next 24 hours eventually bending north a bit taking the center just north of Georgia.
Due to it’s proximity to our area, gusty winds and scattered showers will be possible. The highest elevations of Rabun County could see gusts as high as 50MPH, but most of the area will only see gusts in the 20-30MPH range. Due to this the NWS has issued a wind advisory in effect from 6AM Saturday to 8AM Sunday.
Although the center is going to pass close by to our area, the vast majority of the precipitation will stay on the north side of it, keeping Northeast Georgia largely dry. A few scattered showers are possible, particularly during the day Sunday, but widespread rain is not expected. The forecast rain totals from the 3km NAM (North American Model) paint this picture quite well. A few areas could see up to 1-2″ of rain during the system, but this won’t be a widespread amount unless we see a significant adjustment of the low track.
So, be prepared for up to 2″ of rain and gusty winds, particularly in the higher elevations of Habersham, Rabun and Towns Counties. Stay safe!~TW