WEATHER: North Georgia Could See Winter Weather This Weekend




The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of winter weather for the northern half of Georgia this weekend.  The warning stretches as far south as Americus.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
436 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

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436 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018


...Wintry precipitation expected across portions of north Georgia
Saturday night through Monday...

A complex storm system will affect north and central Georgia
beginning late Friday, continuing through the weekend and into early
next week. Confidence is increasing that a period of mixed wintry
precipitation, mainly in the form of freezing rain and sleet, will
occur late Saturday night through Sunday across northeast and parts
of north Georgia.

At this time, the best chance of seeing measurable ice accumulations
will be north and east of a Homer to Gainesville to Dawsonville
line. The rain-freezing rain line could move as far south and west as
Canton to Cumming to Lawrenceville to Winder to Athens, where a mix
of rain and freezing rain is possible.

Outside of the winter weather threat, across parts of north and
middle Georgia, heavy rain Saturday into early Sunday could result in
up to 3 inches of rainfall. This will likely elevate the threat for
localized flooding or flash flooding.

Sunday night into Monday, wrap-around moisture in the colder air
behind the system could result in some light snow showers across
portions of north and central Georgia.

Stay tuned to the very latest forecasts from your local media outlets
and National Weather Service office as this complex storm system
evolves over the next couple days. If you live or are traveling
across the higher elevations of northeast Georgia especially, prepare
now for winter weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions
late this weekend into early next week.



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