U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-5) is scheduled to address The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women in Business Luncheon on Thursday, May 26 at Arts Clayton in downtown Jonesboro.

Victoria Williamson says the sold-out event has been moved up half an hour to 11 a.m., due to forecasted inclement weather. The event was moved from City Green: Broad Street Plaza as a precaution.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement Wednesday morning, noting, “There is a chance of thunderstorms each day through Friday. Some storms could become strong to severe and will be capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. Flooding will possible Thursday into Friday across north Georgia where rainfall accumulations are expected to reach and exceed 3 inches.”

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Jonesboro on Thursday:

Showers and thunderstorms. High near 79. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The Chamber’s Women in Business Initiative gives local businesswomen a chance to network.

To learn more about the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.claytonchamber.org/.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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