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What you need to know: High winds still possible

A large part of a tree falls near a home in Cordele. A large part of a tree falls near a home in Cordele.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Weather experts say southwest Georgia will likely see more high winds in excess of 30 mph throughout the day even though those winds are not thunderstorm related.

Be aware that wind gusts powerful enough to knock down trees may still occur where you are, even though rain and skies may be clearing.

Meteorologists attribute these high winds to what is called a 'wake low'.

Expert version:
Wake Low is a mesoscale low-pressure area which trails the mesoscale high following a squall line. Due to the subsiding warm air associated with the systems formation, clearing skies are associated with the wake low. See a graphic here.

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