PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Today’s rain is predicted to turn to snow later evening as temperatures are expected to drop quickly with an approaching cold front. As a result, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, has issued a special weather statement for north Georgia and the surrounding region.
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
3:56 AM EST Fri Jan 12 2018
…Slick Roadways Possible Friday Night Due to Light Wintry Mix
and Black Ice…
On the back side of a storm system that will bring showers and
thunderstorms to the area today, cold air will rush in during the
evening hours. Over portions of North Georgia, just enough
precipitation will hang on to allow for a brief transition to
light sleet and snow showers along and north of a Rome to
Blairsville line. Accumulations in this region will be light
averaging only a dusting to a couple tenths of an inch.
Elsewhere, over West Central GA and a good portion of the Atlanta
metro, only a brief period of snow flurries are anticipated with
Of more concern for all areas under this special weather statement
will be the residual wet roadways that may freeze into the
overnight hours with the rapid temperature drop expected.
Elevated winds will help to dry out some roadways but wind
sheltered locations and normally prone elevated surfaces could
experience black ice making for hazardous travel conditions late
Friday evening through Saturday morning.
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