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Wind advisory in effect today for much of Georgia, bringing fire weather watch with it

Most of the state, including metro Atlanta, will be under the advisory until 10 p.m.
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ATLANTA — Much of Georgia, including metro Atlanta, will be under a wind advisory for most of Wednesday.

According to 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil, a cold front will bring high winds and falling temperatures. Winds could range from 10-25mph with gusts up to 35mph.

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The wind advisory will take effect at 8 a.m. and last through 10 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the advisory will cover an area that stretches over cities including Athens, Macon and Columbus. It will be in effect as far southeast as Toombs County.

The conditions will also bring other potential complications. The wind and a recent dry patch will cause a fire weather watch over much of the same area covered by the wind advisory.

"Gusty northwest winds combined with low minimum relative humidity values and dry fuels will increase the threat for fires to spread rapidly," the National Weather Service tweeted.

Additionally, a freeze watch will be in effect for a handful of north Georgia counties as temperatures fall overnight into Thursday morning.

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