Storm with strong winds expected this afternoon

Photo by Jason Braverman

Photo by Jason Braverman

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The National Weather Service is expecting a storm that could produce damaging winds to move into the Atlanta area this afternoon.

Shirley Lamback, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's office in Peachtree City, said strong winds are expected to be the main threat of the storm.

"We could see storms that produce damaging winds of 60 mph or higher," she said Tuesday morning. "It could take down trees or power lines."

As of 11 a.m., the storm was projected to move into the Atlanta area after 4 p.m. Lamback said the storm could last through the evening.

The storm is expected as a cold front passes over the state, said Jon Richards, a Lawrenceville resident who runs www.lawrencevilleweather.com.

"We're not going to see an awful lot of temperature change (after the front passes through)," Richards said. "Just drier weather ... for the next couple of days."