Special Weather Statement

Updated:
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>073-078>082- 089>095-102>106-071200- Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns- Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow- Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb- North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes- Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton- Newton-Morgan-Greene-Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton- Spalding-Henry-Butts-Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Troup- Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar-Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Harris-Talbot- Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Muscogee-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-Macon- Peach-Houston-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp- 955 PM EST Wed Dec 6 2017 ...Potentially Hazardous Winter Weather Scenario Late Thursday Night Through Saturday Morning... We are following the development of potential early season winter weather for portions of North and Central Georgia beginning late Thursday night with impacts lasting into Saturday morning. For the remainder of tonight, expect light rain or just cloudy skies. The rain shield will expand northward through Thursday afternoon with 80 percent rain chances across Central Georgia decreasing to 30 to 40 percent over the Atlanta metro. While this is occurring, colder temperatures will begin moving in from the north with mid to upper 30s for most areas late Thursday evening. Somewhere in the zone where the precipitation meets the coldest air, the possibility exists to see a transition to a mix of light rain and snow and then possibly to all snow Late Thursday night into Friday AM. Our anticipation at this time is that this zone will only be on the order of 20 to 40 miles wide and the exact location of where this zone sets up has a high amount of uncertainty. We are therefore asking all residents to be prepared for the possibility of a wintry mix late Thursday night into Friday and stay tuned to forecast updates through Thursday from this office and local media outlets. The narrow zone that experiences wintry weather could see from one half to one inch of snow accumulations by late Friday. In addition, much colder temperatures will plunge into the area Friday night into Saturday morning. Although most all of the precipitation will be gone by then, residual wet roadways will freeze very quickly prior to any drying that takes place. This black ice scenario would create hazardous travel conditions areawide Friday night into Saturday morning, especially for elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. $$

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