Tropical Storm Warning issued with Hurricane Zeta racing toward Georgia

ATLANTA — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for north Georgia as Hurricane Zeta races for the state. Final preparations are underway from local emergency managements and power companies.

Hurricane Zeta is a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph. The storm made landfall in Louisiana stronger than expected, which means potential impacts for Georgia could also be stronger.

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Tropical storm-force winds are expected to move into Georgia overnight. Winds of 45-65 mph with isolated gusts of up to 70 mph are possible, according to Severe Weather Team 2.

There is also the risk of flooding and possible weak tornadoes.

Watch Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4 a.m. for the latest path and impacts Zeta will bring to Georgia.

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Several metro Atlanta school districts have announced that classes or canceled or will move to virtual learning Thursday.

Here’s what to know for Thursday:

  • Much of north Georgia is under Tropical Storm Warning and a flash flood watch
  • Tropical storm force winds, heavy rain and flooding come with system
  • Isolated weak tornadoes are possible into Thursday morning

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