First responders are on standby in the event of bad weather today and Saturday.

A special weather briefing was held Thursday to discuss the possibility of tornadoes and snow flurries in north Georgia with blustery winds expected on Saturday.

“There is a slim change on both ends of snow flurries and tornadoes so we did not want to make this a bigger situation than it really is,” said Tim Padgett, the county’s Emergency Management Agency director. “We did not want to cry wolf but it is still important to let the community know of the slim chances and to be prepared.”

Padgett said all first responders have been notified and are on standby. He said the focal point will be looking out for high winds that could reach up to 30 mph on Saturday.

Padgett said there is a possibility of snow flurries Saturday morning. The winds could be hazardous and the cold weather could continue into next week, with lows expected to drop into the teens.

“Everyone is on standby,” Padgett said. “However, they want to make people away of how strong the winds will be as well as the cold weather to come. Be aware of possible trees falling. Use caution because the winds will be very dramatic.”


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