Much-needed rain is on the way, but so are gusty winds that have the potential to cause damage on Tuesday, per the National Weather Service and Polk County Emergency Management Agency officials.

Local officials put out a brief this morning noting that the forthcoming Wind Advisory stet to start at 7 p.m. this evening and continue through Tuesday at 1 p.m. with at least 30 to 45 mph that could cause damage around the area.

There are additional concerns that with the sudden rain coming on Tuesday and drier-than-normal conditions on local roads, slick driving surfaces will be a challenge for commuters. EMA officials ask the public to ensure they take additional time to get to their destination during the day on Tuesday to remain safe.

Forecasts out of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City note that rain should be moving into the area overnight, with thunderstorms possible after 4 a.m. and continuing through the morning and midday hours on Tuesday.

The NWS additionally is calling for wind gusts up to 40 mph, but should decrease over the afternoon as the latest front moves through and temperatures begin to cool down on Tuesday night.

Look for at least an inch of rain over the next 24 hours, per the NWS.

Through Thanksgiving, temperatures are set to be more seasonal as the forecast calls for midweek highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, and overnight temps down to the mid 30s to low 40s.

Look for chances of rain on Thursday and Friday, and a weekend forecast in the upper 50s for a high and down into the 30s overnight.

Check back for any additional severe weather alerts as they become available.

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