246 AM EST Thu Dec 7 2017
...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW FOR PARTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA
LATE TONIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...
Light rain will continue across much of north and central Georgia
today and into Friday and Friday night. Some of the rain could
become mixed with or turn to snow late tonight and Friday across
parts of west central and north Georgia. This rain snow mix will
end across north Georgia Friday evening but move into parts of
central Georgia Friday night.
Some accumulations are possible late tonight and Friday from near
Hamilton to the Atlanta area, and then northeastward toward the
northeast mountains. Due to the warm ground as well as surface
temperatures remaining above freezing, most, if not all of the
accumulation will be in grassy areas and on elevated surfaces. As
the rain and snow mix moves into central Georgia Friday night,
light accumulations are possible as far south as Columbus,
Americus and Dublin. Most, if not all of the accumulation Friday
night will be in grassy areas and on elevated surfaces.
In addition, much colder temperatures will plunge into the area
behind this system Friday night into Saturday morning. Although
most 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.
Stay tuned to the latest forecast as well as possible watches or
advisories should the forecast change as this continues to be a